Check out Ina’s feature in Newcity’s article, The Big Heat: Chicago’s Food & Drink Fifty 2014
(brave lux created the cover photo– and all of the portraits in the issue.)
From Ina’s website…
Ina Pinkney was the chef/owner of The Dessert Kitchen Ltd. for 10 years and supplied private customers, restaurants, caterers and hotels with desserts.
She opened Ina’s Kitchen in 1991, which quickly became Chicago’s Premier Breakfast Restaurant and is now the Chef/Owner of INA’S, an American Food restaurant serving Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner in Chicago’s trendy West Loop Market District.
Ina has been on the Board of Directors of the Chicago Chapter of Les Dames d’Escoffier, was Vice President of The Women’s Foodservice Network , was honored by the Women’s Foodservice Forum in 2004 as a ‘Woman Making Her Mark’, lead a coalition of Chicago Restaurateurs and Chefs to support a smoking ban which went into effect in January of 2006, and created a ‘Green’ purchasing co-operative for restaurants in Chicago.
In June 2008, she was named 2008 SBA Woman in Business Champion.