Jenn Thomas

A recent graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, Jenn discovered her love for the industry when she won Rachael Ray’s, “So You Think You Can Cook?!” cooking competition in 2007. Part of her prize package was to attend a week long culinary boot camp at the Culinary Institute of America.  Upon arrival, she knew she would be back, not as a prize winner but as a student.  In the seven years between prize winner to student, she appeared on Rachael Ray, Master Chef Season 4 and co-hosted a local cooking show called, “Dinner and Drinks” with her favorite cooking buddy, Stefanie Paganini.

After graduating from the Culinary Institute of America, Jenn accepted a one year grant through the James Beard Association and Women In Culinary Leadership to be the mentee for the Boka Restaurant Group in Chicago, IL where she now lives.