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JENSEN LORENZEN


chef

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JENSEN LORENZEN


chef

BIO

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.

 

 

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SERVICES


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SERVICES


SERVICES

FOOD STYLING

Professional attention to detail with an emphasis on clean and minimalist aesthetics. 

PRIVATE DINNERS

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. 

  • Establishing Ordering & Inventory Systems
  • Sourcing
  • Menu Costing
  • Recipe Creation & Refinement
  • Seasonal Menu Development
  • Brand & Concept Creation
  • Kitchen Design
  • Staff Training

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.