When a chef wants cheese (or any other food product for that matter), there's one man to whom they turn: Nicholas Farrell, a former chef who's spent the past nine years as a sales rep for Italco Food Products, four of which have also been devoted to managing a wholly separate world marketplace website called mondofood.com. And now, Farrell, along with his partner Michael Davis, also an ex-chef and a guy, quips Farrell, who "speaks geek really, really well," have opened Mondo Market in The Source
, joining Comida
, and soon, Acorn, Babette's Bakery, a butcher and other restaurants, breweries, distilleries and artisan producers, all of whom are part of the new 25,000-square-foot culinary galleria in River North.
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