President and Partner
Marc Jacobs is the President and Partner of Antico Posto, Beatrix, Bea’s Market, Ēma, Rotisserie Ēma, Foodease, Foodlife, L. Woods and Mity Nice Bar & Grill.
Marc began his career with Lettuce Entertain You in the fall of 1991, as a banquet server and busser at Bones (now L. Woods). After being cross-trained as a server, host and line cook, he was offered the opportunity to go through management training upon his graduation from UIC in the summer of 1995.
Two years later, Marc was transferred to R.J. Grunts, and was quickly promoted to general manager where he worked side by side with Rich Melman on the re-development of the restaurant.
From 2001 to 2015, Marc was imperative in the development and re-concepting of Antico Posto, Foodlife, Mity Nice Bar & Grill and L.Woods. He also oversaw and led the opening process from beginning to end at Di Pescara, Foodease Market, Beatrix River North and Streeterville, and Bea’s Market, a fast casual market.
Now, Marc is thrilled to be combining his passion for food and design with his vast experience in restaurants in his latest concept, Ēma, a Mediterranean restaurant featuring a light, California style of cooking.
In his free time, Marc enjoys spending time with his wife Vanessa and their three children, traveling, and visiting new restaurants.