SOURCE: David Sharos with Naperville Sun

In Chef’s Choice, the Naperville Sun asks local chefs to share their culinary background and experiences and talk about a featured dish found on their menu.

This week, we speak with Ryan Tapia, 27, executive chef at Black Rock Bar & Grill in Naperville. Tapia has been in the food business for nine years, beginning with an eight-year run with a barbecue restaurant headed up by Chuck Pine, a disciple of Chicago’s famous chef Rick Bayless. From there, he worked at a beer bar and burger place before joining Black Rock.