Jes Taber, the founder of Eye of The Avocado, is currently based in San Francisco. She operates an artistic food program @ Terroir Natural Wine Bar (in the Soma District). In October 2016, she started a breakfast sandwich Pop Up Restaurant named ‘In Dreams’ (in Bernal Heights @ Avedanos Udder Room).
Looking back it’s easy to understand why Jes became a Chef; it’s all about community. Her family has always been a wild bunch of rocking folks who are all incredible cooks in their own right. They have spent countless hours around her grandmother’s dining table roused in debate, enamored in conversation, sharing stories & laughs. It’s there she unlocked the secret to any good community & it generally starts with a treasured meal. Her own brother was a Zagat 30 under 30 star in New York in 2014 & is now managing Maple, a giant food delivery empire in Brooklyn.
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 then doing 100 things fairly well.
While in Nevada City she hosted a radio program aptly titled, Room Temperature Butter, since moving back to San Francisco she has looked into a possible new food + music venture. Who knows what the future holds. If you’d like to read more please visit the Go Fund Me Campaign that was launched in October at www.gofundme.com/eyeoftheavocado