John Jackson


Chef Jackson’s creativity and a community-oriented and business-savvy approach melded with a genuine love for Canada’s finest produce and suppliers. Chef Jackson has helped change Calgary’s culinary dynamic. His trademark Alley Burgers created a social media stir and attracted urban foodies as a late-night phenomenon.

His vision-executed led to CHARCUT Roast House’s inclusion as one of the Top Ten 2010 New Restaurants in Canada by enRoute magazine, evidence that his talent in the kitchen has not gone unnoticed.

“TEALEAVES is spectacular! They are a true group of dedicated and passionate professionals, providing unparalleled service and continuing to surpass all my expectations as a business operator and owner. People truly enjoy the TEALEAVES experience at CHARCUT Roast House.”

In 2005, Chef Jackson ventured to San Francisco as Executive Chef of the St. Regis Hotel. Opening this prestigious hotel and obtaining the Mobil 5-Star Award each year he was there were monumental occasions in Chef Jackson’s career. While traveling through Europe in 2008 and 2009, Chef Jackson staged and trained at some of the world’s top rated restaurants, including London’s River Café, Le Jardin des Cygnes in Paris, and at a small local butcher shop in Italy’s Marche region, perfecting his techniques by learning from the masters of the craft. In 2010, he opened CHARCUT Roast House.

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