Chef Bio: Jackson Kalb

Chef Jackson KalbJackson Kalb is the chef and owner of Jame Enoteca, located in El Segundo, California. Opened  in June 2018, Jame is a tribute to Jackson’s culinary journey starting at the  ambitious age of 13, spending his summers as an apprentice working in the kitchen at Melisse under Josiah Citrin until graduating high school.

He went on to pursue a degree at Cornell University’s School of Hotel Management. At that time, he found opportunities to work at world renowned restaurants such as Grant Achatz’s Alinea and Danny Meyers’ Union Square Hospitality Group. Upon graduation, he was hired as a culinary manager for the Hillstone Restaurant Group in Los Angeles, and  then  as  the  chef  de  cuisine  at  Factory  Kitchen.  With  the  same  gusto  he  has  demonstrated since his teenage years, Jackson is now working on his second restaurant, slated to open in Venice in early 2020.

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