Meet The Executive Chef
Restaurants in California Wine Country
Executive Chef Jeffrey Jake
A warm welcome to Jeffrey Jake, Silverado Resort and Spa's new Executive Chef. Jeff's passion for food and extensive knowledge of wine country cuisine has propelled him to outstanding achievements both in the valley and throughout the world. His love of Napa is profound and he is very excited about becoming part of the Silverado legacy.
In his past role as Executive Chef for The Carneros Inn, a luxury Plump. Jack Resort., Jeffery Jake was inspired by the abundance of freshlocal ingredients that abound in the Napa Valley.
Chef Jake managed the seasonally-changing menus at the FARM, the sophisticated wine country restaurant and a local favorite The Boon Fly Café. His menus reflected not only the bountiful top quality produce, but the cattle ranches and award winning cheese producers. Jake achieved national acclaim in his role as Executive chef at the Lodge at Pebble Beach, where he had revenues of approximately $30 million annually from the five food and beverage outlets on property. Jake also played an integral role in organizing and executing prestigious, high profile events that included the AT&T Pro Am Golf Tournament and Concours d' Elegance.
He served as the chef de cuisine at Pebble Beach and Tennis Club, Sonoma Mission Inn, and as the Executive Chef at The Old Bath House Restaurant, which was named "Outstanding Restaurant" by the California Writers Association during his tenure. Jake has also conducted cooking courses at the Culinary Center of Monterey and taught California cuisine cooking classes in Japan. He has been the recipient of a number of awards and accolades during his career, including Conde Nast Traveler "Best Resort in North America" (The Lodge at Pebble Beach) award in 2003, three stars from the San Francisco Chronicle (Sonoma Mission Inn) in 1997 and Gourmet magazine's "Top Ten Wine Country Restaurant" (Sonoma Mission Inn.) in 1998.
The long and diverse culinary path of Chef Jeffrey Jake has come full circle and brought him back to his roots in the Napa Valley. When Chef Jeff isn't busy, he can be found authoring his soon to be published cookbook that will include the recipes from his life's work and innovative cuisine.