Dan Van Rite

Dandan, EsterEv | Milwaukee, WI

Dan Jacobs and Dan Van Rite are the Head Chefs and Owners of three successful Milwaukee restaurants; DanDan, a Chinese-American mainstay, EsterEv, a fine dining tasting menu only restaurant located inside of DanDan, and their newest concept, Fauntleroy, a French-inspired rock and roll eatery, which opened July 2018. The two chefs began working together in 2016 and have since built a mini Milwaukee empire, attributing the success to their unique partnership and incredible team. Their acclaimed restaurants have been recognized nationally, landing Jacobs and Van Rite on the list of semifinalists for the 2018 James Beard Awards: Best Chef Midwest category. The chef duo have no plans of slowing down and are excited for what’s ahead.