John McKillip is a local Food and Libations Enthusiast who became interested in food from a very young age. As a boy, he often spent time in his Grandmother's Kitchen and would always ask questions about particular preparations and dishes. John first traveled to Italy in the early 90's and fell in love with his Grandmother's native land, its culture, language and food. John later studied Italian History at La Universita' degli Studi di Bologna after graduating from Fenwick. John Holds Foreign Language Degrees, an MBA and speaks Four Languages Fluently. John's an avid cook himself, jarring his own Giardinera and bottling his own Limoncello. John is the President and CEO of McKillip Industries and is a member of the Chicago Association of Direct Marketers and The Direct Marketing Association of America.