Uncommon Ground

About Uncommon Ground

uncommon ground was established in 1991 by Helen & Michael Cameron. Since that time, they have been driving the "farm to table" movement. Always searching for great local family farmers, distillers, brewers & winemakers that share their vision for local, organic, sustainable ideals to educate the community on the importance of the good food movement. Helen & Michael are avid supporters of the Green City Market, Slow Food, and in 2010 were delegates at the international Terra Madre in Turino, Italy representing Chicago as food activists for the good food movement.

In 2014, they were awarded the first "Snail of Approval" by Slow Food Chicago.

Always evolving, in 2008, Helen & Michael opened the "First Certified Organic Roof Top Farm in the US" - M.O.S.A.

In 2014 they continued pushing the envelope by opening the "First Certified Organic Brewery in Illinois" - M.O.S.A.

Previous Awards & Accomplishments:

"Greenest Restaurants in the World" - Green Restaurant Association

Governor's Sustainability Award

Best New Restaurants - Chicago Magazine

Best New Breakfast Spot - Time Out Chicago

Mayor's Landscape Award - City of Chicago

Winner of the prestigious USGBC "Environmotion" Award

Greenest Restaurant of the Year - Edgewater Chamber of Commerce


Audio Engineer

September 2019 - December 2019 Chicago, IL
“The energy, the team and staff in the restaurant, the smooth communication and the diverse artists I met and worked with through the entire internship.”

Booking Assistant Intern

May 2019 - August 2019 Chicago, IL
“I got to create my own lineup and felt like Becca understood what I wanted to gain out of the internship and allowed for me to do exactly what I wanted. She was constantly pushing me to do better, think outside the box, and problem solve. I learned a whole lot and have been able to apply that to the other internship I had over the summer (The Metro) and also my current position at the Student Programming Board as Director of Productions.”
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