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Nick Kokonas

Founder & CEO, Tock; Co-owner, The Alinea Group: Alinea/Next/The Aviary/Roister
Nick Kokonas is a Chicago restaurateur who is behind some of the world's most celebrated restaurants, including the Alinea, which holds the highest rating of three stars from the Michelin Guide. He is also the co-owner of the restaurant Next, the cocktail lounge The Aviary and the newly opened Roister. He recently formed a new company, Tock, an online booking platform for restaurants that is already in use in 38 cities and nine countries around the world.