Chef Alex


   Switzerland Native Chef Alex Camen trained for three years as a  professional Chef and also completed a two year program to become a  professional server. Chef Camen arrived in the United States at age 22  and continued to be inspired and perfect his craft, cooking and creating  new dishes. Chef Camen brings a European touch to historic Main St. in  downtown Union IL. Chef Camen’s passion for cooking and perfection is  apparent in each dish, whether a twist on a traditional favorite or one  of his original recipes. “As a Swiss you are always trying to better yourself, it’s a matter of personal pride” (Chef Alex Camen)    

Checkers II


   Checkers II is a cozy restaurant located in Union IL, on historical  Main St. Established in 1991 Checkers offers everything from traditional  American cuisine to European inspired dishes. An outdoor gazebo and beer garden featuring live music in the summer round out a unique and welcoming dining experience. Join them for a night out with friends or an intimate dinner for two; they have just what you’re looking for. “If we weren’t a little out of the way, we couldn’t be so totally out of the ordinary”