Colorado native Chef Jenna Johansen began her culinary career in a bakery at the age of 14. Since that first job, Jenna has learned every element of restaurant operations, from high volume corporate chef positions and waiting tables to working abroad and becoming the executive chef of several popular restaurants, including one that she co-owned. She gravitates towards independent restaurants with multiple opportunities for creativity and learning. Jenna's cuisine is global, simple, seasonal and surprising. Her ability to successfully cook multiple cuisines and knack for creatively marrying flavors has diners falling in love with her delicious and unique dishes.
The Latest from Jenna
Jenna's Thai Goodbye
Jenna Johansen does not feel she should be going home before one particular chef.
Nookie and His Spoils
Steve 'Nookie' Postal gets rid of John Vermiglio so he have his pick of his spoil.
Under the Radar
by Cat Cora
Chef QA: Bologna
Learn what the chefs thought of their time in Bologna.
Exceptional Ingredient: Bologna
Time is a rare commodity and for the winning team, that's exactly what they earned.
Carrying Coconuts and Dead Weight
The chefs are in Thailand and the competition only gets tougher.
Straight Thai, No English
The language barrier becomes a huge problem as none of the chefs speak Thai.