‘Locally-born & free-range’ Chef JJ Johnson spent his formative years cooking in Pike Place Market restaurants such as Campagne, Place Pigalle, Matt's in the Market & Il Bistro. He continued his professional cooking career in private homes & yachts, then ran a popular cooking school at Whole Foods Market in Bellevue. Chef JJ enjoyed a 3-year "working vacation" on Maui, as the head Chef at O’o Farm on the slopes of Haleakala. After his Maui adventure, he moved back to the slightly colder isle of Bainbridge.
Chef JJ has spent the last few years creating local farm-to-table cuisine, first signing on as Chef de Cuisine of the flagship Hitchcock Restaurant in Winslow, then opening Cafe Hitchcock in downtown Seattle as Executive Chef. He currently offers private in-home chef services and catering for dinner parties & special events.
When not creating delicious meals for his clients, Chef JJ enjoys exploring the PNW
with his life partner Jamie & their "poi dog" Mahina.