Rick Halberg, Founder

Developer and Executive ChefRick Halberg is an award-winning chef who has applied his exceptional culinary creativity in the Detroit area for the past 35 years. He has been the force behind several highly regarded Detroit restaurants including R.I.K.’s  in West Bloomfield, Emily’s in Northville and Tutto Benne in Farmington Hills.  As proprietor and chef at Emily’s, Rick was honored with the Golden Dish Award from Esquire Magazine, featured twice in Gourmet Magazine’s Best American Restaurants Supplement and recipient of the highest awards from Zagat.  He has been critically acclaimed in the media who have consistently given his restaurants four star ratings. Recently, Rick directed the culinary services for Hiller’s Market, a family-owned chain of seven supermarkets in S.E. Michigan, where he was the innovator of quality take-home options while supervising and training a staff of 18 and overseeing all purchasing and inventory for this department.  Rick attended the Culinary Institute of America graduating in 1977.



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