Known for his stylish, modern American cuisine prepared with classic European techniques, John has garnered much acclaim throughout his 20-plus years in the restaurant industry. He started his culinary career at Club Pierre in Westhampton, followed by stints at 13 Barrow Street, 44 & Hell’s Kitchen, Vine and The Supper Club in New York, where he cooked alongside Anthony Bourdain. He then moved to Las Vegas to work with Chef Rick Moonen at RM Seafood. In 2007, John moved to Dallas, where as Executive Chef of The Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek, he received five stars from both Modern Luxury and Dallas Morning News and was a James Beard semifinalist for “Best Chef Southwest.” During his tenure at The Cedars Social, Dallas Morning News voted it “Best New Restaurant.” John, who was proudly named the “Most Hated Chef in Dallas” by D Magazine in 2011, is currently gearing up for the opening of Spoon Bar & Kitchen, a seafood-focused fine dining restaurant set to open in Fall 2012.
The Latest from John
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Behind the Scenes of LCK: John vs. CJ
Go behind the scenes as John faces CJ in Last Chance Kitchen. Click Here
John Tesar and Anthony Bourdain: The Connection
Read an excerpt about Jimmy Sears in Tony's groundbreaking book 'Kitchen Confidential.'
John Tesar: Widely Panned
John Tesar admits he was fried from the competition.
LCK Ep 6: John vs. CJ
Challenge: Cook Anything with Yard Sale Pots and Pans
A Blast from the Past
Ep 9: The chefs celebrate ten seasons of Top Chef by recreating infamous dishes.
The Past Supper - The Dishes
Ep 9: Which chefs' dishes will stand the test of time?