Category Archives: ABOUT RICK BAYLESS

Awards and Affiliations

Frontera sprang from Rick's mind, his passion and ability to straddle two cultures and his love of everything that is vivid, bold and spirited. His knack for translating all things Mexican—from language to flavors to music to scholarly research—means he has brought Mexico to us, without giving up one iota of authenticity. That’s why everything he [...]

Meet Rick Bayless

Most people know Rick Bayless from winning the title of Bravo’s Top Chef Masters, beating out the French and Italian with his authentic Mexican cuisine. His highly rated Public Television series, Mexico–One Plate at a Time,  is broadcast coast to coast and has earned him multiple Daytime Emmy nominations for Best Culinary Host. Rick has [...]

Recent Press

ON RICK: Rick Bayless Training Low-Income Students for Food-Biz Careers Crain’s Chicago Business, October 2017 Rick Bayless Cocktail Raising Funds for Mexico Earthquake Relief Chicago Tribune, October 2017 Bayless on Topolo’s James Beard Award: ‘Like a Great Big Hug’ Chicago Tribune, May 2017 Rick Bayless Celebrates 30 Years of Frontera Grill WBEZ Chicago, April 2017 […]

Rick Bayless FAQ

Click on any question below to view the answer. Don’t see your question listed? Write to us at faq@rickbayless.com. We’d love to hear from you. Where can I find information about equipment used in the television show? Stove: Combination gas and electric with a built-in grill/griddle made by FiveStar. Outdoor Grill:  Rick uses a  hybrid grill, [...]

Rick’s Travel Guides

If you follow Rick on Twitter, you know that he's always moving. He's in Mexico several times a year, of course, but he's also everywhere else: Tokyo, Paris, Istanbul, New York. He returns from these trips full of stories (and Instagram pics); find them below, and use them for inspiration for your next trip. Lima, [...]

The Bayless Gardens

If you’re traversing the city’s 606 elevated park in Bucktown and look down to see a spectacularly lush and colorful landscape, you’ve found the Bayless Gardens. The sun-soaked 1000 square-foot backyard area is the main production garden where 13 raised planter beds produce a bounty of specialty salad greens, edible flowers and herbs destined for […]

Upcoming Appearances

Catch Rick live—or on TV—at one of these upcoming appearances: 2018 June 14: Pittsburgh Botanic Garden Dinner June 16-17: Food & Wine Classic in Aspen June 30-July 2: Fancy Foods Show, NYC July 13-15: Slow Food Nations, Denver July 19-26: Frontera Pop-Up at Wrigley Field, Chicago September 29: Chicago Gourmet