Jon Emanuel is very proud to be Executive Chef at Project Angel Heart since November 2005. The position combines two of his favorite things: working in the kitchen and giving back to the community. Jon is also a Chef Instructor at Metropolitan State College of Denver.
Jon has been has been a professional chef for nearly 20 years. His long-term executive chef positions have taken him to some amazing places, including the wilds of bush Alaska and South Pole Station, Antarctica.
Jon trained at the California Culinary Academy in San Francisco. He has appeared in "Food and Wine," "Saveur," and the New York Times. Both locally and nationally, Jon has done spots for television and radio and has written many food-related articles. Additionally, he is the founder and organizer of the Denver Adventurous Eaters Club, a group dedicated to the eating, cooking and promoting of bizarre and unusual cuisine. He also holds a butchery certification from the Rocky Mountain Institute of Meat and memberships in the American Culinary Federation, Colorado Chefs Association and the Butcher's Guild.
Jon lives in the Berkeley neighborhood of Denver with his wife, Penny, and their two French Bulldogs, Cosmo and Olive. In his spare time, Jon can be found playing the bass, reading, watching movies, enjoying fine cigars, beer and whiskey, bike riding, barbecuing, and heading outta town to camp and fish.
"We work to make sure that Coloradans facing life-threatening illnesses have access to nutritious, nourishing meals. We love that food suppliers like Seattle Fish Company are part of our efforts to bring the healing power of food to the poeple who need it most." — Jon Emanuel, Executive Chef of Project Angel Heart.