Located in beautiful Chicago, IL., Mac Dynamite is a small employee-owned mobile mac & cheese pop-up that specializes in crafting unique variations of the comfort food you know & love, infused with a spicy KICK! Our pop-up mac bar is available for catering at any event; from your brewery's next pop-up, to your wedding celebration or late-night after party. You can use one of our existing recipes, or our chefs can work with you to create a custom Mac Dynamite Bar of your very own!
Our commitment is to support and collaborate with other local Chicago businesses, charities, & non-profits. We source local ingredients whenever possible, & it’s our passion to offer great food with excellent service from the heart. That's what makes us DYN-A-MITE!
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How Mac Dynamite came to be
Mac Dynamite was born out of Chef Eric's desire to bring delicious, hand-crafted food to local barbecues instead of the traditional alcohol or bag of chips. He decided on a comfort food classic that most people know and love, MAC ‘n CHEESE!
Chef Eric begun using his roommates as guinea pigs, and created a truly unique and tantalizing recipe of his own. In 2009, he took his first batch to a monthly barbecue/dance party called "Sunday Brunchlox.” The mac was a bona fide hit, and for the next 3 years he continued to make it for each monthly party. Whenever Eric walked in, people would cheer and line up with their plates and forks.
After winning multiple awards at local competitions around Chicago, Eric teamed up with Jeffrey, a seasoned hospitality veteran at five-star hotels (Four Seasons, Ritz-Carlton, Park Hyatt) and a huge fan of this unique and delicious spicy mac recipe. Then Pastry Chef Virginia (Kendall College, Ritz-Carlton-Four Seasons, Hoosier Mama Pie), joined the party with her passion also for mac and cheese. From there the recipe and mac creations were soon elevated to the next level.
Now realizing that there was something more to this not-so-simple comfort food. Mac Dynamite was born in the streets of Chicago as a pop-up in February 2017 at The Whirlaway Lounge, in Logan Square.