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Jason Wiggin

Kansas City, Usa

Executive Chef at Intercontinental Hotel

Summary

BORN IN HAWAII, AND RAISED IN KANSAS CITY, CHEF JASON WIGGIN HAS BEEN REDEFINING THE CULINARY SCENE OF DOWNTOWN KANSAS CITY SINCE HE STEPPED INTO THE SCENE. CHEF WIGGIN HAS ESTABLISHED HIS NAME IN SOME OF KANSAS CITY ‘S HOTTEST SPOTS AS A YOUNG UP AND COMING CHEF. CHEF WIGGIN HAS BEEN INSTRUMENTAL IN SETTING TRENDS IN THE AREA EVER SINCE. INSPIRED AT A YOUNG AGE, CHEF WIGGIN EXPERIENCED A VARIETY OF RICH CUISINES WHILE TRAVELING, AND THUS DEVELOPED A LARGE REPERTOIRE OF CULINARY TASTES. INSPIRED BY HIS MOTHER’S AMBITIOUS HOME COOKING, CHEF WIGGIN ATTRIBUTES HIS EARLY PASSION OF FOOD TO HER CULINARY ARTISTRY. CHEF WIGGIN LAUNCHED HIS CAREER EARLY, BEGINNING AS A LINE COOK IN KANSAS CITY, MO. IT WAS AT THIS JUNCTURE THAT JASON COMMITTED TO CLASSIC FRENCH TRAINING. CRAVING REAL-WORLD EXPERIENCE FOLLOWING HIS EDUCATION, IT WAS UNDER THE DIRECTION OF EXECUTIVE CHEF BRENT HAMMER, FORMALLY OF THE VICEROY SANTA MONICA AND WESTSIDE TAVERN THAT HE FOUND HIS LOVE FOR FRENCH CUISINE. HE ESTABLISHED HIS NAME AND CULINARY SKILL IN SOME OF KANSAS CITY’S BEST KITCHENS, WORKING AS EXECUTIVE CHEF AT THE HOTEL PHILLIPS AFTER TAKING OVER FOR EXECUTIVE CHEF MARSHALL ROTH, FORMERLY OF THE PALACE HOTEL IN SAN FRANCISCO. AT THE AWARD-WINNING ALADDIN HOTEL AND SPA IN DOWNTOWN KANSAS CITY, CHEF WIGGIN LED THE CULINARY TEAM AND ALSO BROUGHT THE FOOD & BEVERAGE EXPERIENCE TO A NEW LEVEL. HE THEN SERVED AS EXECUTIVE CHEF AT THE RAPHAEL HOTEL IN KANSAS CITY, WHERE HE SPECIALIZED IN PROVIDING HIGHLY INDIVIDUALIZED SERVICE AND A UNIQUE DINING EXPERIENCE FOR HIS GUESTS. HIS PERFORMANCE AT THE RAPHAEL HELPED THE HOTEL GARNER MULTIPLE ACCOLADES INCLUDING ONE OF THE TOP 500 WORLD’S BEST HOTELS BY READERS OF TRAVEL + LEISURE MAGAZINE IN 2011. CHEF WIGGIN BRINGS WITH HIM AN EXCEPTIONAL PALETTE OF CREATIVITY AND EXCELLENCE, WITH AN EMPHASIS ON FARM TO TABLE INGREDIENTS AND INNOVATIVE PRESENTATION, WHICH WILL MAKE ANY CULINARY EXPERIENCE UNFORGETTABLE. MOST RECENTLY AS THE EXECUTIVE CHEF OF THE HOTEL ERWIN, VENICE BEACH’S ONLY BEACHFRONT BOUTIQUE HOTEL LOCATED IN THE HEART OF VENICE BEACH CHEF WIGGIN CREATED BARLO KITCHEN AND COCKTAILS AND QUICKLY RECEIVE NUMEROUS ACCOLADES AND AWARDS. OUTSIDE OF WORK, HE IS AN AVID MUSICIAN WITH A FONDNESS FOR PLAYING THE GUITAR AND GETTING TATTOOS. WIGGIN’S ARTISTRY NOT ONLY COMES OUT IN HIS COOKING, BUT ALSO STEMS FROM HIS EVERYDAY LIFE.

Location

Kansas City, Usa