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Lindsey Anderson-Perez

 Owner and Sommelier of Uvae Kitchen & Wine Bar, began her journey in the hospitality industry at the age of 16 as a cake decorator followed by serving at restaurants by age 18. After graduating from Kendall College in 2006 with a degree in Hospitality Management she sought to expand her professional experience and returned in 2014 as a student of the Wine Professional Program, earning her Level III Sommelier Certification. Lindsey has been a Level I Wine Apprentice instructor at Kendall College since 2017.

Throughout her career, Lindsey has been a partner and investor with several different restaurant concepts in Chicago. She has consulted and assisted with opening several current and past restaurants in the city. With a passion and understanding of wine and wine connoisseurs alike, Lindsey opened Uvae Kitchen and Wine Bar in June 2019. 

Outside of the restaurant, Lindsey spends time traveling with her husband and family, currently checking off the National Parks, visiting tropical destinations in the depth of the Chicago winters, and of course, wine centered destinations. She also enjoys cooking, entertaining and gardening and giving back to the community by volunteering with local organizations like The Night Ministry’s “The Crib” shelter, where she served monthly dinners. Uvae continues to support the Night Ministry as their dedicated charity, hosting events and supporting fundraisers throughout the year.

Lindsey Anderson-Perez  owner and sommelier of Uvae Kitchen & Wine Bar
Lindsey Anderson-Perez  owner and sommelier of Uvae Kitchen & Wine Bar

Lindsey Anderson-Perez

 Owner and Sommelier of Uvae Kitchen & Wine Bar, began her journey in the hospitality industry at the age of 16 as a cake decorator followed by serving at restaurants by age 18. After graduating from Kendall College in 2006 with a degree in Hospitality Management she sought to expand her professional experience and returned in 2014 as a student of the Wine Professional Program, earning her Level III Sommelier Certification. Lindsey has been a Level I Wine Apprentice instructor at Kendall College since 2017.

Throughout her career, Lindsey has been a partner and investor with several different restaurant concepts in Chicago. She has consulted and assisted with opening several current and past restaurants in the city. With a passion and understanding of wine and wine connoisseurs alike, Lindsey opened Uvae Kitchen and Wine Bar in June 2019. 

Outside of the restaurant, Lindsey spends time traveling with her husband and family, currently checking off the National Parks, visiting tropical destinations in the depth of the Chicago winters, and of course, wine centered destinations. She also enjoys cooking, entertaining and gardening and giving back to the community by volunteering with local organizations like The Night Ministry’s “The Crib” shelter, where she served monthly dinners. Uvae continues to support the Night Ministry as thier dedicated charity, hosting events and supporting fundraisers throughout the year.

Sweet Charity Smith

A graduate of Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Chicago, Chef Consultant Sweet Charity Smith was formerly the Owner and Executive Chef of Brand BBQ Market in Logan Square. She also spent time as a Culinary Instructor at River Valley MH and Lake Michigan College. An established children’s author, Charity wrote Clementine & The Cookie Queen: From Why-Do to How-To, which published in 2017. Creativity and the desire to be successful, all while delivering a quality product, are what drive and motivate Charity in the kitchen at Uvae Kitchen & Wine Bar. When she’s not cooking or writing, you can find Charity using her creative skills by painting, drawing, sewing, gardening, making paper flowers, working on floral design and much more.