Steve Infante

Director of Strategy

Steve Infante brings a unique combination of executive corporate experience and an extensive culinary background.

His corporate background has been primarily in the technology space including infrastructure, cloud-based solutions and artificial intelligence. Steve is currently a Managing Director at Five9, Inc. a cloud-based contact center SaaS (Software as a Service) company where he manages global relationships with large systems integrators.

Prior to his current role, Steve was a Senior Director for a cognitive artificial intelligence firm, as well as holding senior executive positions at Cisco Systems, Inc. and Accenture LLP.

Steve kind of fell into the culinary world by starting as a curious home cook and frequent fine dining guest. He spent many years experimenting and creating dishes at home until his friends convinced him to audition for television food shows. Steve is currently under contract with both Fox and Food Network. Keep your eyes open you just might see him on television. Additionally, Steve is a staple in the pop-up fine dining scene in Chicago having worked with some of the best chefs in the country doing multiple pop up events including spending a year working with and learning from a Two Michelin Star chef. Steve also has his own private chef business and is a Partner at TBD Food, a platform for young aspiring chefs to express their culinary voices.

Steve credits his dedication to philanthropy to his late Father who was always an example of selfless giving his entire life. As a result, Steve has followed the same path and has been a part of charitable causes his entire adult life. In addition to being on the board at Art of Giving Foundation, Steve currently sits on the Board of Directors for The One Flow Foundation and is a Board of Advisors Member at Catholic Charities of Chicago.
He is a graduate of Augustana College in Rock Island, IL where he obtained a Bachelors of Arts degree majoring in both Business Administration and Speech Communications. He is the proud father of two teenage boys and resides in heart of the city of Chicago.