Chef Jarad Gallagher, a Seattle native and second-generation chef, began cooking at the age of five alongside his father. It was from this up bringing that introduced fishing, farming, hunting and foraging as essential elements of life. The kitchen was his world, a place of transformation. Where goods from salt of the earth people would arrive and enter a magical madness. He was a chef; there was nothing else for him to be.
As a Sous Chef at nineteen and Executive Chef at twenty-one, Chef Gallagher refined his natural skills at cooking and developed business savvy. Having a strong passion for French cooking, he took intensive training classes at Le Cordon Bleu in Paris and London. This lead to obtaining a stage at the acclaimed Bras restaurant in Laguiole, France. Inspired by the French’s traditional approach to food and influenced by Chef Michele Bras contemporary vision, Jarad returned to the US with a fresh outlook on the connection between food and people. For this young and driven Chef, California was the food haven and San Francisco was where Earth and Ocean met Chef and Table. Working at Michelin starred restaurants including Michael Mina, One Market and Plumed Horse, Jarad obtained the skills and knowledge to drive the stoves at Chez TJ.
He is an avid motorcyclist, duck hunter and horseback rider with a newfound interest in the connection between food and health. He plans to incorporate nutritional concepts to enhance the quality and experience of fine dining cuisine.
Come join us for dinner Tuesdays through Saturdays. You may contact us directly at 650-964-7466 to make a reservation or use Open Table by clicking here.