Executive Chef, Partner
A chef and restaurateur, Pat Sheerin, with his brother Mike Sheerin, is the executive chef/partner of Trenchermen restaurant in Chicago’s Wicker Park neighborhood.
Pat previously served as the executive chef at The Signature Room at the 95th. During his eight-year run he was credited for elevating the reputation of the Chicago institution from tourist trap to respected culinary outpost through his commitment to farm-to-table cuisine. Utilizing modern techniques in crafting approachable seasonal menus was what kept him on the minds of local foodies and the press alike.
Pat began the management portion of his career with The Signature Room revamping their private dining program. Prior to 95th, he worked at Four Seasons Hotel, NAHA, and Everest in both savory and pastry positions.
Pat holds degrees from French Culinary Institute and Bachelor of Arts from Michigan State University, The School of Hospitality Business.
The Sheerin brothers' paths have crossed a number of times, including working together at both Toque and Everest. Mike was Pat's liaison to Chef Dufresne, who opened his kitchen to Pat for the Bertolli sous chef awards. Mike and Pat have also collaborated on a number of menus for private events, including James Beard, Taste of the Nation, and Slow Food. A truly humbling experience for both brothers was cooking together at the Beard House in August of 2008.
In his newest venture, Pat is once again working with his brother. Partnering with acclaimed designer Kevin Heisner and local restaurateur Matt Eisler, the group of four opened Trenchermen restaurant in July 2012.