Chef Cedric Harden of River Roast - Biography

Chicago, IL

June 2018

Chef Cedric Harden leads the culinary program at River Roast in Chicago. Growing up in a family with deep Southern roots, Harden’s passion for food sparked at a very early age. He moved to Chicago at 22 to study culinary arts at the Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Chicago. Harden then worked his way through kitchens at Joey's Brickhouse Le Lan, SOUL, and Wolfgang Puck Catering Company, and was sous chef of Urban Belly, Belly Shack, and Belly Q for seven years. Harden most recently served as executive chef at III Forks Steakhouse, where he brought a Southern spin to classic Midwestern steakhouse fare.