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"A recipe has no soul. You, as the cook, must bring soul to the recipe." - Thomas Keller
Chef Jon Sears has over 25 years of culinary and hospitality development. His experience includes: Chef/Owner, The Dining Room Restaurant, Epicurean Events, Culinary Instructor-Draeger's Cooking School, Private Chef and Restaurant Consultant.
He has been hired for menu concept design, kitchen and service staff recruitment, drafting training manuals and as a dining room ambience advisor.
Since the days of his critically acclaimed restaurant, The Dining Room, Chef Sears wide range of global cuisine has been influenced by tropical and seasonal ingredients that are constantly evolving.
Producing more than 5,000 dinners and events, he enjoys most working closely with his clients and guests. Helping to design their menus, manage kitchen and service teams, and assisting them in overseeing the entire production of the dining experience.
Jon's family background is from Oahu, Hawaiʻi. His cuisine is classic French technique, mixed with tropical and seasonal ingredients from around the world - with a modernist approach. Chef Sears is a private chef, restaurant consultant and event director.
For me, cooking is...
the thing that connects us all.
I learned to cook at...
Chef Gary Danko, 231 Ellsworth and countless hours of research and study on global cuisine and culinary history.
A role model in the kitchen is...
Éric Ripert, Jeremiah Tower, Charlie Trotter, Jean-Louis Palladin, Julian Serrano, Alan Wong, Julia Child, Ferran Adrià, José Andrés, Thomas Keller
A cooking secret...
Listen to the ingredients.
As a Private Chef, I can offer you:
Simply tell me what you're craving! I would love to create the perfect menu for your special occasion in Burlingame.
A longer stay in Burlingame? I'm available for holidays, on a daily basis, and so forth. Just let me know!
Trust me as a culinary consultant to help you with your concept in Burlingame.
Jon's Food Gallery
We all eat with our eyes first! Below you can find a little demonstration of what I can bring to your table.
Book your experience with Chef Jon
Specify the details of your requests and the chef will send you a custom menu just for you.