Chef Dominique Tougne was born in Alsace, the northeast region of France. However his heritage is the region called Dordogne in the southwest corner of the country. From age fourteen, he trained at the culinary school in Blois outside of Paris then continued cooking with such French culinary greats as Jacques Senechal and Joel Robuchon. In 1996, he was recruited by the Levy Restaurant Organization to be chef de cuisine at Bistro 110 across from the Water Tower Building in Chicago where he remained till 2011. In 2012, with former Blackhawcks player Cristobal Huet, he created Chez Moi, a unique french bistro in the heart of Lincoln Park.