Chef Jeff Turner is owner of In The Neighborhood Deli and ITN Signature Catering.
He has been in the food industry for over 22 years. He attended Elgin Community College and majored in hospitality management and culinary arts.
Chef Jeff has worked as a corporate executive chef for a catering company in Lombard and was directly responsible for feeding over 80,000 people over 5 days at the Western Open at Cog Hill. He also also worked as the Chef for Ron Santo’s Restaurant in Park Ridge as well as Houlihan’s and was a bar manager at Big Bowl Chinese and Thai.
Jeff’s goal is to build In The Neighborhood Deli & Cafe into a multi-unit operation and continue to build ITN Signature Catering as well.
He specializes in food and people.
On radio, he has done both Elgin High School football and basketball play-by-play. From 1993 to 2003, Jeff anchored the show “Elgin Week in Review” on Elgin cable TV.
From 2005-present, Jeff has been hosting the TV show “Elgin Today” as well as the monthly show “Elgin Up Close”. Jeff is a graduate of College of DuPage and Western Illinois University.
Jamie Prenevost (On-Air Radio Shopping Show Host at WRMN 1401 AM) was the board operator of the Chef Jeff and Jeff Show in 2010 – 2011. Jamie has lived in the Elgin area since 2005 after relocating from the Quad Cities area. Jamie is a student at Elgin CommunityCollege studying for an associate degree. Jamie has worked at WRMN Radio for the past 6 years, first as the company’s receptionist, and currently as a host of the Radio Shopping Show. Jamie also records commercials that air on WRMN Radio.
Laurie Faith Gibson (Chic-Geek Community Do-Gooder) brought back the Chef Jeff and Jeff show via Podcast form in 2012 and was an active part of the Live Tweet #ChefJeffJeff community for the radio shows. LF is a super fan of ELGIN TODAY and finds the ‘freak memory’ syndrome of Jeff Myers in the style of “Marilu Henner” frighteningly amazing with his on the spot answers to TV, showbiz, history and sports stats… only second to the vast knowledge of yummy foods, kitchen humor, kindness and expertise in community service that her pal Chef Jeff Turner has taught her over several years in Elgin. Currently the podcast is produced from the 14th floor of the Elgin Tower Building within the offices of The Gibson Group on a monthly basis to keep the community up to date on what is HOT in Elgin; always with a dash of lame humor and useless trivia. The office Mascot is Mercutio, a 10-y.o. mixed breed pup you may hear in the background.