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Crispy Cheese Quesadillas

Chef: Frank Kwiatkowski

Position: Chef/Owner, Gmarket Chef. Chicago, Illinois.

Instagram: @gmarketchef

How did you get started?

I got started working in this old smokers bar with long time regulars called The Quest back in Indiana. I always loved music and creativity. I instantly found that in food along with a paycheck. Life kind of took me in that direction in the way that life does. In the back of my mind I never really knew what I wanted to do, in a sense, I still don't but I enjoy being creative with food and wherever that leads me next is what I will do.

What was your first position?

At this same bar I started out as a prep cook but I really sucked, then I was demoted to dishwasher, then I got fired because I was always acting like a jackass. Then I talked my way into getting rehired and ended up running the line like a boss.

I currently am a personal chef, food stylist and a Kosher caterer in the city of Chicago.


The story behind the dish:

This dish reminds me of a time in my life when I was just getting into Chicago from Indiana. Working hard and playing harder was the name of the game. This dish is a perfect way to soak up the hangover from the night before and get the party restarted. Cheers!

Family Meal Secrets: Crispy Cheese Quesadillas

What You Need:

Large Griddle -Stove Top/Electric

Olive Oil

Paper Towel

Cutting Board

Chef Knife


Shredded Cheese (Any Kind And As Much As You Want)

Tortillas (Corn Or Flour)


Mix All Ingredients Together For A Dipping Sauce

1 Cup Sour Cream

1/4 Cup Siracha

1 Tsp Salt

1 Squeeze Of Lime Juice

This is an off the cuff sort of recipe and focuses mainly on technique. The technique is to crisp the cheese on to the to tortilla and create a texture that will blow your mind. So heat the griddle on medium-high heat. With the paper towel and olive oil wipe down the griddle. Add the shredded cheese in a long line that can cover the entirety of two tortillas and push the tortillas into the cheese so it sticks. Let it cook till the cheese becomes super crispy and bubbly. Add cheese onto the tortilla and flip that bad boy over and you got your self the most gangster quesadilla ever.

Eat it quickly before Chef comes back!

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