Sophie Evanoff 

Sophie Evanoff is a first-generation Macedonian born in Troy, Michigan, an accomplished pastry chef, and the business owner of Vanille Patisserie, a luxury French bakery in Chicago, Illinois. Evanoff has dedicated herself to culinary quality since 2011 and has won a myriad of awards for her excellence, including multiple business awards. Recently, Evanoff was awarded the rank of Knight in the French Government’s Agricultural Merit Order. She currently serves on the Lincoln Park Chamber of Commerce’s Executive Committee in Chicago as the Vice Chair of Business Attraction and Retention, as well as several other non-profits.