The fast pace, camaraderie, creativity, and endless knowledge are what drew Jeff into the kitchen to begin his cooking career. He enjoys the care and attention to detail involved in crafting new dishes, but above all else loves creating a positive dining experience for his friends and guests. Born and raised in Saint Louis, MO, Jeff moved out to Denver, CO, to study the culinary arts at Johnson & Wales University. After cutting his teeth at various country clubs, he decided that free standing restaurants were more his style and joined the crew at Jax Fish House in Glendale. In 2014, he moved back to his home state to help open Jax in Kansas City, working his way up the ranks to become Chef de Cuisine in the spring of 2017.
When he’s not behind the burners at Jax, you’ll find Jeff enjoying the outdoors as much as possible. His personal life likewise revolves around food, family and friends—If he were to eat a last meal it would include copious amounts of charcuterie, bone marrow, and foie gras.