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Come to Abt this Weekend for the Home and Grill Event

Abt and the Design Center will be fired up this weekend for the Grilling and Home Event. Start the summer grilling season with a new grill from Abt. Professional grill masters will be on hand to teach grilling techniques and give tips on how to make an amazing meal on the grill. After you master the art of grilling, take a look at all the different grills available at Abt. All the…

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The Institute of Packaging Professionals visits Abt

Tuesday evening, the Institute of Packaging Professionals (IoPP), Chicago Chapter, toured Abt. The IoPP is a group, “dedicated to creating networking and educational opportunities that help packaging professionals succeed” (IoPP, 2010). I spoke with Craig Jarvis, Senior Packaging Engineer at Pactiv, about what this group hopes to learn at Abt. He wanted to see “what we offer the industry along with getting a good feel for our inner workings.” Jarvis told me,…

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Hersey High School Students Tour Abt

Friday, a group of 10 Hersey High School special education students, accompanied by three of their teachers, spent the day at Abt. They are participants in a career track program Hersey offers to students who plan to begin working right after graduation or attend a two-year, career oriented school. On the minds of many of these students is the culinary program at Harper College. Many of the student participants currently take food…

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Jolane’s Own, John Collante, Serves up Chicken on WGN

Executive chef for Jolane’s Café, Johnny Collante was on WGN’s Lunchbreak today. He made one of Jolane’s signature dishes, Tuscan Chicken. Micah Materre joined Chef Collante in making the tasty chicken with a salad of tomatoes onions and fresh basil. You can make Chef Collante’s dish at home or you can have the real deal at Jolane’s Café. Bon appétit! -Kelly B.…

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Jolane's Website Makeover

Have you seen the new Jolane’s website? Jolane’s Café recently updated the photos and information on their webpage. Jolane’s Café is reminiscent of a European café, only larger with a more extensive menu. Named for the Abt matriarch, Jolane’s proudly serves Julius Meinl coffees and pastries. Johnny Collante, Chef de Cuisine, prepares a delicious range of food from chicken pot pie to rack of lamb for any appetite. Did you know that…

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