Hello! I’m Chef Jack. I am a professional/personal chef living and working in Atlanta, GA.
Food is not just my job, it’s my passion, and I wanted to create a place where I could share my chef’s insight, flair and experience with other food lovers. On this site, you’ll find recipes you can easily reproduce on your own. I have tips for improving your cooking skills. I’ll bring my chef’s perspective to everything from grilling a steak to judging a wine or evaluating a restaurant offering. And I created a Resource Page to make cooking easier and more enjoyable for you. If you want to see recipes and products in action, many articles feature tutorial videos right off my Chef Jack ATL YouTube Channel. Subscribe there and catch new videos and series as they come out!
Over 20 years ago I took what was once a personal hobby – cooking – and began pursuing it as a profession. They say that when you love what you do, it doesn’t seem like work. Well, I’ve worked very hard, but I have loved it. I have served as a line cook, a delivery driver, a dishwasher, a kitchen manager, a sous chef, an executive chef, and a personal chef. I’ve made awesome meals for politicians, celebrities, pro-athletes, and everyday people. I’ve flipped burgers and worked alongside celebrity chefs creating amazing multi-course meals
The life of a professional chef involves long hours, lots of nights, and weekends. When my daughter Zoë was born I realized that if I wanted to spend time with my family I needed to scale back. Today I’m focused on catering, personal chef and teaching. Now I have time to pursue my passion and enjoy my family. Zoë is learning to cook and help me in the kitchen all the time. And my wife Sonseeray is always willing to be a taste tester. Balancing my life has allowed me time to pay attention to other things like my health, traveling, and enjoying life and the world outside of the professional kitchen.
I’m glad you are here. Join me as I bring my knowledge and experience out of the commercial kitchens and into everyday life.