Our People

JERRED ASHTON

CHEF DE CUISINE

Born and raised in the Colorado Rockies, Jerred first fell in in love with the culture of the kitchen while in high school. After reading Anthony Bourdain’s Kitchen Confidential he knew for sure he wanted to be a chef and enrolled at Johnson and Wales University in Denver. He cooked alongside Chef Kevin Taylor and then staged at L20 in Chicago and Waterbar in San Francisco before joining the crew at Jax. As the chef de cuisine, he enjoys the hard work, the teamwork, the opportunity to learn something new everyday, and above all else, the chance to bring people together over delicious food and drinks.

When he’s not playing with fire and sharp objects at Jax, you’ll find Jerred at Kauffman Stadium cheering on the Royals (though he will always be a die hard Rockies fan), pining for the Colorado mountains, or pranking his friends on his birthday (which happens to be on April 1st).

KRISTI QUICK

GENERAL MANAGER

Born and raised in Austin, Texas, Kristi discovered her passion for hospitality while helping her brother open and operate his own restaurant, Wahooz Fish Taco. “I realized that dining is an experience and in so many areas of the world food and dining define family and culture. I am lucky and honored to be part of so many lives!”

Her vivacious spirit and beaming smile have become a mainstay at Jax, and Kristi is someone that everyone seems to know! In her spare time she enjoys cooking at home, biking through town, perusing the Farmers Market, and playing in the outdoors with her kids and husband.