Jonathan Waxman - Hawaii Food & Wine Festival


Jonathan Waxman

Barbuto - New York, NY

Jonathan Waxman is a native Californian whose family taught him an appreciation for food arts from an early age. He received a Grand Diplôme from La Varenne School in Paris and was mentored by Alice Waters at Berkeley’s legendary Chez Panisse before graduating to executive  chef of Michael’s in Santa Monica.

In 1984, Waxman made his mark in New York with the iconic Jams, which he followed up with a string of successes in New York, London, and Napa Valley. Today, Waxman is chef and owner of Barbuto in Manhattan’s West Village and Jams in 1 Hotel Central Park.

In 2014, he opened his Nashville restaurant, Adele’s, and is a founding partner of Nashville’s Music City Food + Wine Festival. Waxman is the 2016 James Beard Foundation Award winner for Best Chef, New York City. He was a judge on Bravo’s Recipe for Deception and has appeared on two seasons of Top Chef Masters. He is the author of the cookbooks A Great American Cook and Italian, My Way. Waxman lives in Manhattan with his wife and three children.