Mike Kwielford

Director of Photography
Camera Operator
kwiel@potenza-productions.com (312) 371-0291


Potenza Productions partnered with The Second City and Chicago's culinary elite to create this film that was screened at the 2015 James Beard Awards ceremony. Featuring: Chef Stephanie Izard (The Girl and The Goat, Duck Duck Goat), Chef Tony Mantuano (Spiaggia), Chef Grant Achatz (Alinea, Next), Chef Rick Bayless (Frontera, XOCO), Chef Mindy Segal (Hot Chocolate), Chef Takashi Yagihashi (Slurping Turtle), Carlos Gaytan (Mexique), Chef Art Smith (Table 52), Doug Sohn, Alpana Singh, Richard Melman (Lettuce Entertain You), former Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, and former Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner.

Director: Rocco Cataldo
Producer: Mary Kay Cook
DP: Mike Kwielford
Post Production: Coat of Arms
Client: James Beard Foundation / Choose Chicago / Illinois Restaurant Association