Debra Sharpe

Michael Nagrant / 01.04.07

What do Axl Rose, UB40, and Paul McCartney have in common? Debra Sharpe cooked for them all at one time. Sharpe, still a caterer to rock stars, set down roots in Chicago in the early ’90’s, and opened a slew of restaurants, including long running Feast in Bucktown. She currently relaunched her Cru Cafe and Wine Bar and opened up another branch of her successful Goddess and the Grocer store. In this podcast we talk about the secrets of food entrepreneurship, rock star food predilections, and her early career as a journalist working the death beat in Australia’s Coroners Court.