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Jackson Kalb

HOMETOWN: Los Angeles, CA 

OCCUPATION/PROFESSION: Chef/Owner, Jame Enoteca & Ospi; Chef/Partner at Wake & Late Read more

Jackson Kalb is the Chef and Owner of Jame Enoteca and Ospi in Los Angeles, CA along with his wife, Melissa. He also serves as the Chef and Partner of Wake&Late. Jackson’s culinary career started at age 13 in the kitchen of Josiah Citrin’s Melisse Restaurant, where he worked weekends and holidays throughout middle and high school. Jackson attended Cornell University's school of Hotel Administration and trained at top restaurants including Joël Robuchon in Las Vegas, NV, Chicago's Alinea, Union Square Cafe in New York, and Hillstone Restaurant Group. In 2022, he plans to open his third restaurant in Los Angeles, Gemma di Mare. He is also developing a line of jarred pasta sauces and producing software to help independent chefs.