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Executive chef at Nightwood Restaurant

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Jason Vincent's path to cooking was an unlikely one. Growing up in Cleveland, Ohio, he got a job as a dishwasher at a local Italian restaurant. Though it wasn't a glamorous position, Vincent was drawn to the familiar regimen of the industry. On Monday nights, the chefs would shop for the staff meal; it was over these family-style dinners that Vincent glimpsed the behind-the-scenes processes that make a restaurant hum.

When cooking began to define his college years, Vincent decided to leave academia to pursue his passion at the Culinary Institute of America. After graduating he worked for a stint at the renowned Restaurant Arzak in San Sebastin, Spain. It was here that Vincent learned how simple food could be expertly executed, and how intricate details could make or break a dish. A chance encounter with a famous chef made him realize he still had a lot to learn. "The chef told me, 'After working here, you could rule the world.' And I realized, I didn't want to rule the world. I first had to learn every single thing I could about cooking."

After Spain, Vincent returned to the United States, zigzagging across the country, eventually moving to Portland, Maine, to work as a line cook at the lauded Fore Street restaurant. Through his travels, Vincent met chefs he respected and connected with, and the emotional component of cooking became clearer. Eventually, Vincent settled in Chicago, where he was introduced to Jason Hammel, chef-owner of Lula Caf, Nightwood's sibling restaurant. After working together for four years, Hammel broached the subject of a second restaurant. Located in Chicago's near-South Side Pilsen neighborhood, Nightwood advances Lula Cafs farm-to-table philosophy to the next degree. The menu changes daily, and is handwritten to reflect the ingredients that are available each day; the ever-evolving menu keeps Vincent on his toes.

Under Vincent's leadership, Nightwood has earned the Michelin Guides Bib Gourmand Award, was recognized on Bon Apptit magazine's 10 Best Dishes of 2010 list and was named Best Neighborhood Restaurant by the Chicago Tribune in 2011. When Vincent isn't working, he can be found at his home in Logan Square with his wife and newborn daughter.

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Jason Vincent

Executive chef at Nightwood Restaurant

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Jason Vincent Biography

Jason Vincent's path to cooking was an unlikely one. Growing up in Cleveland, Ohio, he got a job as a dishwasher at a local Italian restaurant. Though it wasn't a glamorous position, Vincent was drawn to the familiar regimen of the industry. On Monday nights, the chefs would shop for the staff meal; it was over these family-style dinners that Vincent glimpsed the behind-the-scenes processes that make a restaurant hum.

When cooking began to define his college years, Vincent decided to leave academia to pursue his passion at the Culinary Institute of America. After graduating he worked for a stint at the renowned Restaurant Arzak in San Sebastin, Spain. It was here that Vincent learned how simple food could be expertly executed, and how intricate details could make or break a dish. A chance encounter with a famous chef made him realize he still had a lot to learn. "The chef told me, 'After working here, you could rule the world.' And I realized, I didn't want to rule the world. I first had to learn every single thing I could about cooking."

After Spain, Vincent returned to the United States, zigzagging across the country, eventually moving to Portland, Maine, to work as a line cook at the lauded Fore Street restaurant. Through his travels, Vincent met chefs he respected and connected with, and the emotional component of cooking became clearer. Eventually, Vincent settled in Chicago, where he was introduced to Jason Hammel, chef-owner of Lula Caf, Nightwood's sibling restaurant. After working together for four years, Hammel broached the subject of a second restaurant. Located in Chicago's near-South Side Pilsen neighborhood, Nightwood advances Lula Cafs farm-to-table philosophy to the next degree. The menu changes daily, and is handwritten to reflect the ingredients that are available each day; the ever-evolving menu keeps Vincent on his toes.

Under Vincent's leadership, Nightwood has earned the Michelin Guides Bib Gourmand Award, was recognized on Bon Apptit magazine's 10 Best Dishes of 2010 list and was named Best Neighborhood Restaurant by the Chicago Tribune in 2011. When Vincent isn't working, he can be found at his home in Logan Square with his wife and newborn daughter.

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  • How much does it cost to book Jason Vincent?

    Booking fees for Jason Vincent, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Jason Vincent, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Jason Vincent?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Jason Vincent for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Jason Vincent for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Jason Vincent or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Jason Vincent or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

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