Jensen was raised on the Central Coast of California. An avid outdoorsman, he grew up hunting, fishing, backpacking, and traveling. An intimate respect for nature has always been a driving force in Jensen's life.
As a chef Jensen has become close friends with farmers, ranchers, foragers, cheese makers, vintners and brewers. Working as a part of the local food community has given him a close connection with locally harvested and seasonal foods. He believes that cuisine should be a reflection of a region, as such, sustainably harvested ingredients and thoughtfully sourced products are the heartbeat of all of his menus.
Most recently, Jensen was the chef and owner of the Cass House Restaurant, where he garnered national and international press for his take on fine dining in an old sea captain's home.
Professional attention to detail with an emphasis on clean and minimalist aesthetics.
Custom tasting menus served to 12 or less people in any location. Special occasions, retreats, holiday dinners, etc. We can suggest or provide wine pairings, china, flatware, linens, glassware, and table decor.
RESTAURANT MENU DESIGN & CONSULTATIONS
From casual to fine dining concepts, assistance with the critical details that make a restaurant functional and attractive.
PRIVATE COOKING CLASSES/ INSTRUCTION
For the professional chef or home cook. Food & wine pairing, flavor & palate profiling, beginning & advanced sous vide techniques, whole animal butchery, plating & presentation, live fire cooking, etc.