Jenner Tomaska at Next

Bio

Chef Jenner was a finalist for the prestigious James Beard Rising Star Chef in 2016. He was promoted to Executive Chef in April 2016. While he favors classic French techniques, Jenner continually exhibits an enthusiasm to build his knowledge and skillset with the dynamic and ever-changing menus of Next.

Behind the Scenes

Chef Jenner Tomaska reviews  at post.venue.name
"Taking a closer look at the "Honey I Shrunk the Kids" course - We used foie as bridge between sweet and savory flavor profiles. The #foie torchon is cured in freeze dried #strawberries, along with @rhinehall strawberry brandy. Other flavors of green strawberry, chamomile , sunflower and amaranth bring the dish to life. @bornburgundy @grant_achatz . . . . . . #chicago #chicagofoodscene #chicagofood #chicagofoodie #finedining #eater #eaterchicago #foodandwine #cook #chef #cooking #cheflife #chefsroll #nextrestaurant #chefstalk #vsco #vscocam #iphonephoto #iphonephotography #truecooks #vscofood #everythingerica #hertastylife #chicagofoodauthority #bloglovinfood #EEEEEATS"
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Chef Jenner Tomaska reviews  at post.venue.name
"Almost two years ago @bravo.katrina and I started this account. Our goal was to find something we could do together while connecting and sharing with the community. Lately I've been pushing her to photograph more.. I even forced a camera on her. There are a ton of shots we don't get to share on my feed. She's great at capturing the stuff we do on our time off and you should follow her . Dinner last Tuesday @kitsunerestaurant ・ ・ ・ #tbt to munching on #uni with my partner in crime @jennertomaska. If you know me, you know I love things with specific flavor profiles. Needless to say my husband was kind enough to give me the extra bite. Thanks @kitsunerestaurant for allowing me to play paparazzi the other night. . . . #chicagoeats #fabfoodchicago #chicagofood #infatuationchi #EEEEEATS #eatinggoodchicago #likefoodchicago #foodgawker #chicagofoodmag #myfab5 #wcbceats #foooodieee #eaterchicago #bloglovinfood #f52grams #feedfeed #vscofood #eaterchicago #hertastylife #everythingerica #chicagofoodauthority"
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Chef Jenner Tomaska reviews  at post.venue.name
"Every menu we task ourselves with mastering a new technique in the #kitchen. Properly tempering #chocolate and making bon bons has been quite the challenge. @amiley555 has been working tirelessly to perfect the process. I couldn't be prouder of our team for the work they put in each and every menu change. . . . . . #chicago #chicagofoodscene #chicagofood #chicagofoodie #finedining #eater #eaterchicago #foodandwine #cook #chef #cooking #cheflife #chefsroll #nextrestaurant #chefstalk #vsco #vscocam #iphonephoto #iphonephotography #truecooks #vscofood #bloglovinfood #chicagofoodauthority #hertastylife #everythingerica #fabfoodchicago"
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Chef Jenner Tomaska reviews  at post.venue.name
"There are times when a dish will dictate the serviceware we use, in this case the service piece inspired the dish. @bravo.katrina and I found this old magnifying glass while window shopping last year. I instantly knew I wanted to use it. I was unsure when or how I would incorporate it, but held on to it until the time was right. This kind of thinking might be a result of working with @grant_achatz for so long. For our Honey I Shrunk the Kids course, we wanted to channel the Rick Moranis scene where he spots his children floating in cereal with a magnifying glass. I will be posting more about the course itself later this week. . @bornburgundy @amiley5555 . . . #chicago #chicagofoodscene #chicagofood #chicagofoodie #finedining #eater #eaterchicago #foodandwine #cook #chef #cooking #cheflife #chefsroll #nextrestaurant #chefstalk #vsco #vscocam #iphonephoto #iphonephotography #truecooks #vscofood #fabfoodchicago #everythingerica #hertastylife #chicagofoodauthority #bloglovinfood"
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From My Menu

Chef John Tesar reviews Lobster Thermidor at Next
$$$$ | Modern, | American
Fulton Market District, Near West Side, West Loop
1 Review
"I love this modern tribute to old-school steakhouses. The Lobster Thermidor is part of the 10-course tasting menu."