Jonathan Whitener

Jonathan Whitener

Los Angeles

About Jonathan Whitener

Jonathan Whitener is the chef/co-owner of Here's Looking At You. His start in cooking had nothing to do with food—not at first. While growing up in Huntington Beach, California, he had his eyes set on his neighbor’s ’66 Cadillac convertible. To pay for the classic car, he was prodded to learn a trade and enrolled in occupational cooking classes. After nailing basic kitchen skills, he got a job in a hotel restaurant, where a line cook introduced him to Thomas Keller—not the man, per se, but his recipes in The French Laundry Cookbook. Truly inspired, he realized his calling in cooking.

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This was an experience! The
"This was an experience! The smoke the smoked brisket taco as out of this fucking! Thank you @valentinastexmexbbq"
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"NEW TONIGHT @hereslookingatyoula foie gras terrine, gooseberries marinated in champagne, pistachio dukkah & saffron"
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Smoking breakfast sausage
"Smoking breakfast sausage flavored ‘nduja for some new and exciting things coming soon to @owenjayhankle"
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What an amazing experience at
"What an amazing experience at @smugglerscovesf Ku mug. The drinks were so inventive and unique with custom bar ware. A must go if your in London."
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