With several nominations and awards under her belt, Mindy Segal has been placed on the map as one of the best chefs in the country. “If you’re good, I don’t think it has to do with being a man or a woman.It has to do with your craft,” said Segal. The go-getter with a prestigious pedigree (think Spago and Charlie Trotter’s) wound up owning a restaurant, HotChocolate, that has served as one of the most popular and steadfast eateries in Chicago for the past ten years. Not one to get too comfortable, last year Segal launched “Cookie Love,” a book about a new, edgier take on baking cookies, and her 2016 endeavor is a line of cannabis-infused edible products with Cresco Labs for medical marijuana patients. Props!