Maître Cuisinier de France since 1989


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Work Experience:

  • 2005 until now, Chef-Co Owner of Three (5) Bistros in Boston petit robert bistro and jacky' s table

  • 2003 to 2004, Culinary Director at Chatham Bars Inn, Cape Cod chathambarsinn.com  

  • 2001 to 2003, Executive-Chef at Lydia Shire's Locke-Ober Restaurant in Boston Lockeober.com 

  • 1996 to 2001, Executive-Chef at Maison Robert in Boston.

  • 1985 to 1995 Chef-Owner of Amelio's**** in San Francisco. Recipient of the 1989 Wine Spectator Grand Award.

  • 1976-1985 Executive-Chef at Ernie's ***** in San Francisco.

  • 1970-1976 Cooked at The Dome***** of the Four Seasons, Fort Lauderdale, FLA and Le Cordon Bleu in Dania, FLA, Chillingsworth in Brewster Cape Cod, MA, Maison Robert Boston, MA,  Olympia Turm in Munich, Germany, Chez Valentino in Geneva, Switzerland Auberge de Riquewhir Paris.

  • 1965-1970 Apprenticed at Les Gourmets in Granville, Normandy with Madame Pain, at Prunier Traktir and Maxim's*** rue Royal in Paris, working side by side with Wolfgang Puck.

Education and Cooking Highlights:

  • Toque D'Argent des Maîtres Cuisiniers de France 2007

  • Former President of the Club Culinaire Français de Californie.

  • A. O. S. in Culinary Arts (from France).

  • Safety Food Service Certification 1999 and 2009

  • Speaks fluent French, English, some Spanish, German and Japanese.

  • Computer proficiency.

  • Design and built own web sites Fusion Chef and Petit Robert

  • Featured in the PBS series The Great Chefs of San Francisco

  • Staged a few shows with PBS chef Martin Yan.

  • Featured speaker with James Beard and Mary Frances Kennedy Fisher at the first graduation of the California Culinary Academy in 1978.

  • Teaches sporadically in cooking schools such as the California Culinary Academy, Tante Marie, Draeger's, Le Cordon Rouge, Boston University, Boston Learning Society.

  • Prepared Robert Mondavi's Opus One 1st release inaugural dinner.

  • Invited to cook at the 1981 Inaugural of  President Reagan 

  • Seminars at Moulin de Mougin France, Roger Vergé's *** Michelin restaurant and at  Hotel Negresco ** in Nice France with Jacques Maximin.

  • Consultant at the Metropole Hotel, Hong Kong.

  • Opened two cafes featuring sandwiches and sous-vide food: Jacky's Cafe and Einer's Diner's, also opened and ran Entrée des Artistes, an upscale bistro and Endangered Spices all in San Francisco.


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