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Tom Hosier has over 25 years experience in the hospitality/retail industry. His career started in hotels working for Hyatt, Radisson and Holiday Inn. Tom moved into retail as General Manager at the prestigious art gallery, R.H. Love Galleries specializing in American art from the colonial period through the early 20th century. While managing the gallery, Tom had clients such as Oprah Winfrey, Goldie Hawn and President George W. Bush. After nearly 18 years, Tom decided it was time to pursue his dream of opening his own cafe, Thomas' Bakery Cafe in 2007. His cafe was located in the North Park neighborhood in Chicago which featured fresh baked goods and an array of gourmet sandwiches, soups and salads. After five years, Tom closed his cafe to take care of an ill family member. His love of cooking and strong retail sales/management led him to The Chopping Block, where his passion for our products shines through, especially Truffle Salt! Tom resides in Chicago with his partner Frank and their two Shih Tzu's, Juliette and Sandy.

Recent Posts

Reminiscing over Mom’s Custard Pie

After selling the family home in late 2016, I became the proud owner of some of my Mom’s kitchen items. Her original 1960’s Chrome bullet Mixmaster complete with meat grinder attachment and more ...

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In Honor of National Chip and Dip Day

Whenever I host a party for friends and family, I put a lot of thought into what kind of a party I want to have. After all, if your're going to go to all of the trouble and expense, you want it to be ...

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Real Customer Service: Is it a Thing of the Past?

As part of the retail team at The Chopping Block, servicing our customers is the main focus of my job. Providing our customers with excellent service, education and great gourmet kitchen products is ...

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