Jason Fullilove of Barbara Jean LA
We're so lucky to have the king of modern soul food cooking for us at The DTLA Dinner Club! You can read all about Jason's awesomeness on EaterLA.
This dinner will also feature a special gin cocktail option from East London Liquor Company.
Chef Jason Fullilove is the chef/owner of Barbara Jean Los Angeles. A restaurant that focuses on globally inspired soul food. An evolving menu; made from scratch dishes with natural nutrient rich ingredients.
Chef Fullilove is also; Culinary Director GVO hospitality Hilltop coffee and kitchen the parlor. Hilltop is bringing modern comfort food as well as some of LA’s cafe staples to the cities most historic neighborhoods.
A passion for the culinary arts has taken Chef Jason Fullilove from his home in Ohio to the glitz and glamour of New York, the rhythms and spices of the Caribbean and now to the fresh food capital of the universe: California.
Chef Fullilove’s culinary skills took him to the Caribbean where he was Chef de Cuisine at the five-star Ritz Carlton in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands.
Moving to California in 2009, Fullilove has served as Executive Chef for Mark Peel at Campanile/Tar Pit. Simultaneously he undertook special events for the Michelin starred Patina Restaurant Group where he was the Executive Chef for the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA).
Most recently he was The Executive Chef of The Malibu Pier Restaurant & Bar. The Modern American Sustainable Seafood Restaurant opened to great praise and review shining national attention on the once forgotten pier.
Chef Fullilove has been featured on The Food Network, The Cooking Channel, Esquires Network and CBS The Talk. He’s also been featured in magazines such as 805, EaterLA, LAist, International Business Times, LA Magazine, Angeleno Magazine, Sunset Magazine, and LA Times Chef of the Moment. During his time in California, Chef Fullilove has immersed himself in learning the ins and outs of the world’s largest farming region -- from local farmer’s markets to the produce business of the San Joaquin Valley.
“I’m influenced by my surroundings,” he says. “When I cook I work with the freshest, local, in-season ingredients. I change my menus regularly based on item availability and inspiration. You can never be the greatest chef in the world. You can only try to be better than you were the day before.”
Special thanks to our sponsor Melissa's Produce!!! Delivering the freshest ideas in produce. Also, thank you to The Mayfair Hotel, recently remodeled and brought back to its former glory as the playground to Hollywood's golden age stars. In addition, some special treats at our bar are provided by American Bars - a one-stop marketing platform for bars and a smart lifestyle app for consumers. Think Tinder meets Facebook meets Eventbrite.
Special thanks to East London Liquor Company for supplying a gin cocktail for this event. East London Gin Company is the first gin, vodka and whisky distillery in East London in over 100 years (London’s historic home of distilling). Since they began distilling in July 2014, they have prided themselves on reviving and refreshing spirits production here, but with a focus on innovation. Their goal is to be open and transparent about what goes into their gins and their spirits production, using botanicals that reflect the UK’s impressive gin history while engaging contemporary drinkers.
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