about jes

Jes Taber, the founder of Eye of The Avocado, is currently based in Nevada City, Ca.  She comprises her time here with catering small gigs and large weddings alike. She can also be found throwing pop ups at some of Nevada County’s finest establishments or perhaps in your home working as a personal chef. She recently authored a cookbook named Wholly Unique, a chef’s take on Whole30.  It’s a straightforward yet versatile collection of 51 recipes that range from BBQ Chicken Legs to Thai soups to Vietnamese Bacon and Eggs.  She also an avid educator, having earned both her BA and MA in Education. She has been teaching a variety of cooking classes, virtually through the Covid-19 pandemic.

While living in the Bay Area for over a decade she was found at the Marin Headlands Art Center working side by side with Katie Powers who heads up the food program for all weekend happenings there.  She services corporate luncheons on the peninsula and extravagant anniversary parties in Russian Hill and so much more. 

Her food has been described as food from the heart, rustic, real, herb centered, lemon soaked & mouth watering delicious.  Real food made from love.  She is an avid nourishing traditions enthusiast, specializing in bone broths and cooking with good fats, local vegetables and quality pasture raised meats.

She has worked for such destination spots as Tartine Bakery, Bi-Rite Market, Blue Bottle Coffee, Three Forks Bakery + Brewery & Terroir Wine Bar. She has learned that doing one thing masterfully is more valuable than doing 100 things fairly well. 

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