Jeff Nathan

An innovative thinker when it comes to food, Jeff Nathan is a celebrity chef known to many for his exotic cuisines and revolutionary style. The creator of the only international gourmet kosher cooking series, Nathan’s 1998 show New Jewish Cuisine with Jeff Nathan and Friends is only one of his numerous accomplishments.  Currently the executive chef of The Abigael’s Group, which includes the restaurants Abigael’s and Green Tea Lounge, he is able to tastefully combine the various flavors of contemporary America while still observing the laws of kashruth. In addition to serving the cuisines in his eateries, he also provides the public with recipes for kosher cooking at home in his cookbooks Adventures in Jewish Cooking and Jeff Nathan’s Family Suppers.

Nathan’s extensive career in the culinary industry also includes time spent with the celebrated New Deal, in which he worked and co-owned for fourteen years at the SoHo and West Village locations. While with New Deal, Nathan recognized the potential of the Annual Wild Game Festival that it hosted, and eventually popularized the Wild Game trend in American Cuisine in the 1980’s. As evident by his most recent accomplishments, he is also credited for introducing Kosher Cuisine to mainstream dining in America today. A revolutionary chef with an innate talent for success, Nathan is a Culinary Development Consultant for Hain-Celestial Group and Royal Wines Corporation, too.

A successful career worthy of recognition, Nathan’s show has received a James Beard Award nomination for Best National Television Cooking Series, and his venison chili won the gold in the James Beard National Chili Cook-off award. Very aware of his talents, the James Beard House has also hired Nathan to cook for them numerous times throughout the years. Most recently, Nathan has been teaching sold-out classes at De Gustibus Cooking School at Macy’s for the past several years, sharing his wealth of talent with the public. He has also appeared in periodicals such as The Boston Globe and The Jewish Press, as well as television programs like Late Night with Conan O’Brian and Live with Regis.

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Lon Symensma

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SHOWS: CBS, Martha Stewart, CBS

BIO: Lon Symensma was only 14 when he began working for a local diner when he found himself in love with the culinary world; the fast paced energy and demanding environment. Lon began competing in the national culinary circuit and when he was 19, joined Team USA at the 1996 Culinary Olympics in Berlin, Germany earning a silver medal. The next year, he was awarded the National Junior Chef Award.

This award boosted his confidence and he decided to pursue a career as a chef and enrolled in the Culinary Institute of America. After graduation, he traveled to France and spent time at two separate Michelin Starred restaurants, Roger Verge’s Moulin Mougin and Jacques Chibois’ La Bastide Saint Antonie. After France, Lon Symensma traveled to Italy and Spain, including San Sebastian’s famous Arzak.

In 2001, he joined Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten at his restaurant in New York City, and developed a passion for the bold and energetic characteristics of Asian ingredients. With the guidance of Lon’s mentors, Jean-Georges and Gary Kunz, Lon spent 6 months traveling throughout South East Asia and China. While in Asia, Lon Symensma was allowed to partake in the opening of Jean-Gorges Shanghai and was given extensive training at the Royal Garden Hotel in Hong Kong and the five-star Datai resort in Malaysia.

Lon Symensa then returned back to the US as the opening sous chef at Spice Market, Jean-Georges’ South East Asian restaurant which earned a three star review from the New York Times. After Lon left Spice Market, he opened Yumcha, a Chinese restaurant in Manhattan’s West Village.

The launch of Yumcha and Lon’s long list of achievements caught the eye of Stephen Starr, who offered Lon Symensma a position as Chef de Cuisine at Buddakan. Since the opening in 2006, Lon has been responsible for the creative development of the menu. The next year, he became executive chef of the New York Times two star restaurant and his passion for cooking grew to its highest level, “I enjoy developing new dishes that represent the crisp, vibrant flavors of Asian cuisine. Many are my own twists on classical dishes created in an effort to provide guests with an experience that is both exciting and familiar.”

Lon Symensma is a frequent speaker on the Martha Stewart Radio program and has been seen on the CBS Early Show and New York 1. He is available for speaking engagements, hosting and cooking demonstrations.

APPEARANCES: CBS, Martha Stewart

WHO REPRESENTS LON SYMENSMA: Celebrity Chef Lon Symensma can be hired for endorsements and events in roles such as culinary consultant, event planner, public speaker, autograph signings, cooking demonstrations, hosting, Mommy Blogger events, SMTS, public relation campaigns, team building events and corporate hospitality.

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