February 20-24, 2019 Miami Beach
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Jason Ellis

Imagine walking through your kitchen as a kid and seeing ducks hanging, authentic Asian woks and smelling the aroma of traditional Asian food being cooked by your mom. Now imaging being in that environment growing up in an urban community in St. Louis, Missouri. That was the norm for The Chef Jason Ellis, and the seed was planted that blossomed into The Chef’s culture of blending Midwest BBQ with Eurasian cuisine.

The Chef began his formal training at age 18 by joining the United States Army, in which he served until he was 21. He... READ MORE

Imagine walking through your kitchen as a kid and seeing ducks hanging, authentic Asian woks and smelling the aroma of traditional Asian food being cooked by your mom. Now imaging being in that environment growing up in an urban community in St. Louis, Missouri. That was the norm for The Chef Jason Ellis, and the seed was planted that blossomed into The Chef’s culture of blending Midwest BBQ with Eurasian cuisine.

The Chef began his formal training at age 18 by joining the United States Army, in which he served until he was 21. He was stationed in Berlin, Germany and upon returning home to Greenville, SC, he apprenticed at Ristorante Bergamo under renowned Italian Chef Nello Gioia. Now from his home base of Atlanta, Georgia, The Chef Jason Ellis is foremost a husband and father of four, and a high sought after chef for corporations such as MillerCoors and Atlanta’s high society, athletes, and musicians.

Nationally known for his fiery appearance on Season 7 of Fox’s Hell’s Kitchen, The Chef further built his brand following his completion of 13 out of 16 episodes. His catering company, The Chef’s Lobster & Chocolate Affairs, LLC., is The Chef’s unique blend of Southern comfort food and classical European cuisine with a twist. In 2017, The Chef opened his restaurant, Smoke 631 BBQ (named for St. Louis’s zip code 63136). The Chef takes traditional Midwestern BBQ, Southern influence, and adds his signature culture of blending style together. The Chef creates memorable dining experiences for all, from intimate dining for two to large gatherings for hundreds.

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