Located next to the University of Chicago in one of the city’s most historic neighborhoods, Roux is Chef Charlie McKenna’s New Orleans-inspired, all day breakfast spot. Located in the heart of Hyde Park, Roux offers a new go-to with beignets, coffee, and all day breakfast. 


Florida State University alum, McKenna graduated from New York’s Culinary Institute of America in 2000, and cooked under legendary chef Norman Van Aken in Florida, before becoming a sous chef at two of Chicago’s four-star fine-dining landmarks: Tru and Avenues in the Peninsula Hotel. During that time, McKenna also won numerous awards on the competition BBQ circuit including a first place wins at Memphis In May in 2007 and 2016 – which is widely regarded as the world championship of BBQ. 


Monica Sachnoff grew up in Hyde Park and now lives just outside of the City of Chicago with her beautiful family. Monica attended Johnson & Wales University in Providence Rhode Island, where she was classically trained in the pastry arts. Monica has been working in the food service and hospitality field for over 15 years now and loves creating great food and experiences for people to enjoy.