Who We Are
Putting the Fun Back in Food
Remember when food was fun and cooking was something you enjoyed, not just endured? At The Chef’s Hat, our goal is to help you reclaim your cooking creativity and give you the confidence to try new recipes, new techniques, and new cuisines.
We’re not trying to turn you into the next Michelin-starred chef. We’re just trying to help everyday cooks, be they kitchen veterans or fresh-off-the-vine, learn how to prepare the foods they love and have fun while doing it.
This is culinary entertainment. This is The Chef’s Hat.
Meet Our Chefs
Ivan Jeanblanc is the head chef, principal, and brains behind The Chef’s Hat. He’s been doing it all in our kitchen since 2013.
Ivan studied at the Culinary Institute of America and in programs throughout France. Cooking is his passion—and he’s eager to share that passion with everyone who passes through the kitchen at The Chef’s Hat.
He believes that all a great cook really needs is a sharp chef’s knife, some cast iron skillets, a heavy-duty stockpot, a semi-automated cherry pitter, and a desire to see a recipe through—from raw ingredients to the plate.
He’s happiest when he’s teaching “Brunch Fun,” cooking with burrata, cilantro, ancho or chipotle chile powder, and cherries—or when he’s eating brisket hash with parsnips and Swiss chard.
We periodically welcome Visiting Chefs into our kitchen. These chefs come from local restaurants, as well as schools and restaurants from around the world. They teach everything from Boot Camps to themed cooking classes. Check our Calendar to find one of these events.
What We Do
Laugh and Learn with The Chef’s Hat
Attend one of our themed laugh and learn cooking events, and you’ll leave with some new tips and techniques, a great recipe or two, a full belly, and a smile on your face.
Or, create a great Group Event that your team, family, or friends won’t soon forget. We’ll put together a session that helps you build camaraderie and cooperation, celebrate a special occasion, or just give your crew a foodie good time.
Whatever you choose, you’ll enjoy a cooking event that’s more than just a boring demo. All participants get to be hands-on every step of the way, dicing and slicing their way to culinary victory. They get to taste everything they prepare, and wash it down with an adult beverage.
We guarantee that you’ll have fun, whether you attend one of our themed cooking sessions, or participate in a group event.
Some of our signature themed events include:
Get the scoop on classic brunch dishes, like Eggs Benedict, Lemon Ricotta Pancakes, Brisket Hash…and wash it all down with the perfect Mimosa.
Bring your beloved and get to work preparing the perfect romantic meal. The couple that slices and dices together laughs a lot more than the couple that just sits and eats!
Stressed out about cooking a Thanksgiving Feast? Don’t despair! We’ll break it down for you, step-by-step, and give you the recipes, timeline, and confidence you need to slay on Turkey Day.