Russell Jackson

Chef, Small Business Owner, and TV Host in New York

Russell Jackson

Chef, Small Business Owner, and TV Host in New York

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Los Angeles-born Chef Russell Jackson made his culinary debut at the age of three. Though his attention to detail has improved with age, Jackson's insatiable thirst to watch and learn from those he admires has remained, driving him to work for some of the best Los Angeles and San Francisco area restaurants and chefs. In 1990, Jackson graduated at the top of his class from the California Culinary Academy. Following graduation, he returned to LA to open his first restaurant, Russell's, and was also called upon to be a private chef to countless A-list celebrities.In 1999, Jackson moved to San Francisco to serve as the chef of James Beard nominated Black Cat restaurant in the North Beach district. In the years that followed, Jackson achieved notoriety and amassed a cult following through his seminal restaurant creation, SubCulture Dining, a radical underground supper-club. SubCulture Dining, known by devotees as SCD, broke culinary boundaries and earned Jackson his reputation as the Dissident Chef. SCD menus have been strongly geared toward what makes sense that day based on a myriad of factors, including what may be blooming on Jackson’s rooftop garden. In addition to becoming a San Francisco institution, SCD allowed Jackson to continue to cultivate his natural and inventive cooking style. The famously-mohawked Jackson emerged from the world of underground dining a little over 8 years ago with a SF sparkler, Lafitte on Pier 5. Creating dishes that concentrated on fresh local ingredients, his menu was inspired by French Brasserie with whimsical twists. Jackson also made notable television appearances on SF Chefs, Iron Chef America battling Chef Jose Garces, and again in the Food Network Kitchens, competing for the coveted title of Food Network Star. He most recently starred on Off the Menu, the first original Award Winning Digital for NBC/Universal on BravoTV.

Jackson has displayed his culinary talents in New York through SCD, on the web at Popfoods.tv, and by developing brick and mortar venues. He continues to shoot for multiple Network projects, and serves on the Board of Directors at WHEDco.org. Jackson is now proud to be opening one of his most personal experiences – his first NYC restaurant Reverence in Harlem in Summer 2019.

Representation: Mike Renault mike@therenaultgroup.com

Public Relations: SHARI BAYER
M (917) 913-4107
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    • Reverence /SCD /PopfoodsTV
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