A native of Northern Virginia, Jeffrey Jew began his career managing restaurants in New York City, Miami, and Washington, D.C. following his graduation from Virginia Tech in 1999 with a Bachelor's degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management.
In 2005, Jeffrey enrolled in The Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY where he graduated top of his class with a degree in Culinary Arts. As a Chef, Jeffrey worked for Chef Angela Hartnett and Chef Gordon Ramsay at the famed Connaught Hotel in London and also has spent time cooking in kitchens in France and Italy. While living in Washington, D.C., Jeffrey was the Head Chef of the Embassy of Italy as well as the Chef de Cuisine for some of DC's most notable restaurants. Jeffrey has a passion for wine and has worked the wine harvest here in the United States, France, Italy and Spain. Recently, Jeffrey could be seen cooking on Bravo's cooking competition series Top Chef.
Currently, Jeffrey is the Executive Chef overseeing culinary operations and design for 2BHospitality in Saint Petersburg, Florida, which includes BellaBrava and his new concept set to open in early 2015.