About Chris Jaeckle

Chef Chris Jaeckle is the chef/founder of Uma Temakeria. He has worked with Danny Meyer at Eleven Madison Park and Michael White at Ai Fiori. His interest in Asian flavors drew him to Morimoto, where he spent three years preparing sushi rice with the precision and reverence for process that typifies Japanese cuisine. In addition to rice preparation. Following Japanese tradition, these meals – temaki – were simpler versions of the night’s more complicated dishes. After years of crafting (and eating) this staple comfort food in all its endless variations, he began to think of opening his own temakeria.

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