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Chef Bio: Jackson Kalb

Chef Jackson Kalb from season 19 of Top Chef began his apprenticeship at the age of 13 at Melisse (2-star Michelin) in Santa Monica, CA. Before graduating from Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration, Jackson worked at Joel Robuchon (3-star Michelin), Alinea (3-star Michelin), and Union Square Café. Jackson opened regional Italian-influenced Jame Enoteca in 2018 and southern Italian-focused Ospi in 2020. East Coast Italian seafood-focused Jemma di Mare newly opened in Brentwood in May 2023, with Jemma Hollywood to follow in Autumn 2023.

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