Located in beautiful Chicago, IL., Mac Dynamite is a small, employee-owned mobile kitchen company that specializes in mac and cheese. We pride ourselves on crafting unique variations of the comfort food you know & love, infused with a spicy KICK! Our commitment is to support—and collaborate with—other local Chicago businesses, charities, and non-profits. We source local ingredients whenever possible, and it’s our passion to offer great food and awesome service from the heart. That's what makes us DYN-A-MITE!
Our Dynamite Mobile Kitchen mac bar is available for catering at any type of 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! You can also find us at the Lakeview Kitchen and Market, located at 3109 North Broadway Chicago, IL. (next to The Bagel). Additionally, Mac Dynamite is featured at many events, local taprooms, pop-ups, and competitions around the Chicago area throughout the year.
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How our original mac and cheese recipe came to be
Mac Dynamite was born out of Chef Eric Jones's desire to bring delicious, hand-crafted food to local barbecues instead of the traditional alcohol or store-bought appetizer. The passion for mac and cheese stems from an episode of "Good Eats" with Alton Brown, in which he crafts a mouth-watering mac and cheese recipe.
After Chef Eric Jones used his roommates as guinea pigs, he settled on a truly tantilizing recipe all his own. In 2009, he took his first batch to a monthly barbecue/dance party called "Sunday Brunchlox.” The mac was a bonafide 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.
Jeffrey McCreary was one of those people who tasted Jones's unique and delicious creations. With 20 years in hospitality at five-star hotels, coupled with a passion for cooking developed through countless days spent in his babushka’s kitchen, he knew that there was something more to this not-so-simple comfort food.
After winning multiple awards at local competitions around Chicago, and teaming up with accomplished pastry chef Virginia Haley (Kendall College, Ritz-Carlton-Four Seasons, Hoosier Mama Pie), Mac Dynamite was born.