Get to Know Your Chef


Originally from Sacramento, CA, Chef Jason Azevedo made his way cooking all around Northern California including Chico, Napa Valley, Sonoma, Marin, and Mendocino. Chef Jason was part of the “pop-up” dining scene before it was a thing. Chef Jason has been around the block but Paragary Restaurant Group was lucky enough to swoop him up as a sous chef at Esquire Grill in April 2015. Chef Jason is now bringing his exceptional butchering skills and creativity to the kitchen as head chef at Hock Farm Craft & Provisions. It’s time to learn a little bit more about this top chef in this month’s Chef’s Q&A!

Q: What are your favorite activities outside of work/the kitchen?
A: Day trips, drinking coffee & eating

Q: My most overused saying is….?
A: “Only as good as your last plate!”

Q: What is something you cannot live without?
A: Coffee, books & great food

Q: Who is your greatest inspiration/role model?
A: My grandfather

Q: What are you scared of?
A: Failure

Q: What was the first concert you ever attended?
A: Metallica

Q: What is the wisest thing someone has told you?
A: “Be you, everyone is already trying to be someone else…”

Q: What is your all-time favorite dish/thing to cook/eat?
A: Tie between a perfectly roasted chicken, or Sugo di Carne over creamy polenta.

Q: What is the most outrageous dish you have ever cooked?
A: It was a take on linguini and clams, with squid ink noodles, clams braised in romesco, saffron “cappucino” and arugula tasted good, but you could see the dish a mile away.
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