Jean Joho

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Jean Joho
Born Barr, Bas-Rhin, France
Education L'Auberge de L'lll
Culinary career

Jean Joho is a renowned chef and restaurateur. He is chef/proprietor of Everest, Paris Club Bistro & Bar and Studio Paris in Chicago, The Eiffel Tower Restaurant in Las Vegas and Brasserie JO in Boston.

Born in Alsace, France, he began his formal training at the age of 13 at L'Auberge de L'lll under master chef Paul Haeberlin. Joho continued to perfect his skill in kitchens throughout Europe. By the age of 23, Joho was the sous chef at a Michelin three-star restaurant where he commanded a 35-person staff. It was while he was studying at the Hotel Restaurant School in Strasbourg that Joho immersed himself in the hotel and restaurant business, as well as the arts of pastry, cheese and wine.

Joho’s rise to international success began on the 40th floor of the Chicago Stock Exchange with Everest, which is now one of the world’s premier dining rooms and a Relais & Chateaux property. He is a managing partner at Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises and has establishments across the country as well as partnership in several other concepts, including Chicago’s Nacional 27 and M Burger.

Recently, Chef Joho and his team at Everest were awarded four stars by Phil Vettel in his re-review in Chicago Tribune and he was named ‘Restaurateur of the Year’ by Gayot. He is also the author of The Eiffel Tower Cookbook, sharing 50 of his signature dishes and transporting the magic of Paris into kitchens of gourmet homes across the country.

Accolades
Restaurateur of the Year, 2012, Gayot
Everest included in Top 10 Romantic Restaurants in the U.S., 2012, Gayot
James Beard Foundation (JBF) “Who’s Who,” JBF “Best New Restaurant,” JBF “Best American Chef: Midwest”
Robert Mondavi “Culinary Award of Excellence”
Bon Appetit’s “Best Chef of the Year”
Everest named Gourmet Magazine’s “Best Restaurant for Business Dining”
Everest has been named by Travel + Leisure as one of America’s most romantic restaurants
Chicago Magazine’s “Best Restaurant in Chicago”
Mobil Dining Award, Everest
JBF nominations for “Best Outstanding Restaurant,” “Outstanding Chef,” “Outstanding Service”
Everest rated 4 stars from Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times and Chicago Magazine
Everest’s wine list has been credited as the “country’s best selection of Alsace wine” by USA Today, The New York Times and Saveur
Five-Diamond AAA rating, Everest
Gayot’s Top 40 Restaurants in the U.S., Everest