Pastry Sous Chef
jack grew up in santa rosa, calif., and kalispell, mont., in a restaurant-oriented family: his mother is a wines sommelier.
“i saw the kitchen and fell in love with it,” says jack, who started washing dishes at age 14. “i loved the chaotic harmony of it.”
although something of a jack-of-all-trades in the kitchen, most recently jack worked as the fish cook before moving to pastry sous chef. he previously spent time working at ceres bakery, an artistan bakery in kalispell, and artisans as a pastry chef.
when jack moved to kansas city, he worked at a pizzeria while he and his wife kenzie kinney (a server at Acre) looked for a restaurant they could call home.