bapi-cristianoChef Cristiano Bassani, owner of the popular Bapi Ristorante in Arlington Heights, has now opened Big Chef Burger in Schaumburg, Illinois.  Big Chef is a casual, relaxed full-service restaurant that features fresh gourmet burgers, wood-fired Neapolitan pizza, homemade gelato milkshakes, artisan salads and deserts.  Big Chef also offers a full bar and private dining.

To Bassani’s many fans, the term “big chef” is more than a euphemism. This highly respected 6’6″ tall culinarian, with a gentle style and a great love of food, has endeared himself to the many foodies who flock to Bapi.

Bassani explains – “I’ve been living in the Chicago area for many years, and I’ve always had the desire to open a great burger or pizza joint in the northwest suburbs that raises the bar. Big Chef Burger is going to be the best of both worlds and, clearly, a cut above the rest. We’re offering full-sit down service and great reasonably-priced food that’s locally sourced. The menu includes artisan Neapolitan pizza made in our large wood-fired brick oven. We also will serve some tasty fresh salads. An added treat will be our homemade gelato-based malts and milkshakes, not to mention the desserts which are chosen from among my most popular. The mood is very casual and homey, with a simple touch of style and sophistication. I’m confident everyone will have a great time and a great meal.”

Big Chef Burger’s décor is modern and comfortable. The restaurant has a dining bar that overlooks the open kitchen and a main dining room with plentiful table seating. There also is a bar/lounge area with high-top tables, serving original cocktails, “adult-fortified” milkshakes, wines and craft beers.

For events, there is a private, A/V-equipped room that accommodates larger groups for meetings or celebrations. Outside catering also is available.

We’re sure you’ll enjoy Big Chef Burger so come on down and try one of our gourmet burgers made from fresh lean hormone-free ground Angus beef or a wood-fired brick oven pizza.