Chef Jeremy Nelson


Jeremy Nelson is a Chef, Forager and native to the San Francisco Bay Area.  His love of food stems from his family’s emphasis on home cooked meals as a child.  Some of his first memories are of grinding wheat with his Mom to make the family's daily bread.  These early memories and values would be the basis of a lifelong pursuit of deliciousness.

Jeremy has been working in Bay Area restaurants for over a decade.  Starting out as a dishwasher and working his way up to being the Chef.  In 2009 he entered the Le Cordon Bleu Culinary Academy in San Francisco and graduated with an Associates degree in 2011.  While attending cooking school he worked as a cook at vegetable based Oakland restaurant Encuentro, where he would eventually become the Chef de Cuisine.   There he honed his technique of vegetable preparations and influenced his farm to table style of cooking. He then went on to join the culinary teams of Bay Wolf, Acqeurello and Lazy Bear, where he further honed his New American cooking style.  At both Acquerello and Lazy Bear, he was a key Chef in earning two Michelin stars for each restaurant.

After leaving Lazy Bear in late 2016, he has been working as a Private Chef and restaurant consultant in the San Francisco Bay Area where he specializes in vegetable centric, highly seasonal New American cuisine.   

CONTACT CHEF Jeremy:, (925) 339-3688 OR you may use the form at the bottom of this page to REQUEST A QUOTE and MENUS



Chef Jeremy has worked in kitchen teams that have earned an accumulated total of four Michelin Stars






  • Classic & New American

  • Mediterranean

  • French

  • Italian

  • Contemporary Vegetable Based

  • Vegan


I take influence from many of the great local restaurants I've worked and inspiration from the bounty of amazing ingredients grown and raised in the Bay. That, plus cooking delicious, healthful food that brings people together!

Every menu is custom-designed, working closely with the host/ess


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