About Jenner Tomaska

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

"The first fish I learned how to butcher was #salmon; thousands(literally) of salmon later, and #fish butchery is still a task I gravitate towards in the kitchen. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Butchery for me is about being comfortable yet confident in your movements.  Although many will say, there is a right and wrong way to filet; I prefer leaving the salmon's head on, rather than starting the process from a bullet. (@orakingusa ) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ . . . . . . . 
#chicago #chicagofoodscene #chicagofood #chicagofoodie #finedining #eater #eaterchicago #foodandwine #cook #chef #cooking #cheflife #chefsroll #nextrestaurant #chefstalk #vsco #vscocam #iphonephoto #iphonephotography #truecooks #vscofood #chicagofoodmag #EEEEEATS #chicagofoodauthority #bonappetitmag #foodandwine"
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"Okonomiyaki ((“How You Like It?”)) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ A Japanese savory pancake where the ingredients change from region to region. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Traditionally the batter is made with shredded cabbage , I replaced it with charred then shredded shishito peppers. Recipe Below:👇🏻💥⬇️💥👇🏻 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 5ea eggs 1/3c flour 1T salt 2T soy 1T rice vinegar 2tsp togarashi 2 clove garlic 1/2 shallot 10ea shishito peppers 1/2# shrimp,squid, bay scallops 1/4 bunch of cilantro 1/4 bunch of basil ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ . . . . . 
#chicago #chicagofoodscene #chicagofood #chicagofoodie #finedining #eater #eaterchicago #foodandwine #cook #chef #cooking #cheflife #chefsroll #nextrestaurant #chefstalk #vsco #vscocam #iphonephoto #iphonephotography #truecooks #vscofood #chicagofoodmag #EEEEEATS #chicagofoodauthority #bonappetitmag #foodandwine"
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"Crepe cake for our table-side Crêpes Suzette presentation. The cake is layered with almond bavarois and topped with candied oranges. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ . . . . . . #chicago #chicagofoodscene #chicagofood #chicagofoodie #finedining #eater #eaterchicago #foodandwine #cook #chef #cooking #cheflife #chefsroll #nextrestaurant #chefstalk #vsco #vscocam #iphonephoto #iphonephotography #truecooks #vscofood #chicagofoodmag #EEEEEATS #chicagofoodauthority #bonappetitmag #foodandwine"
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"#tbt to Next Ancient Rome. Braised leeks wrapped in cabbage leaves hidden beneath squash and preserves. Additional flavors of cumin,coriander and pine nut . ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ . . . . . . #chicago #chicagofoodscene #chicagofood #chicagofoodie #finedining #eater #eaterchicago #foodandwine #cook #chef #cooking #cheflife #chefsroll #nextrestaurant #chefstalk #vsco #vscocam #iphonephoto #iphonephotography #truecooks #vscofood #chicagofoodmag #EEEEEATS #chicagofoodauthority #bonappetitmag #foodandwine"
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"Had an awesome time cooking for the @beardfoundation Celebrity Chef Tour. Awesome photo by @hugegaldones. Pictured above, salmon poached in walnut oil, a mosaic of olives, lobster cream, and peppered herbs. @galdophoto @fschicago @seanamurr ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ . . . . . #chicago #chicagofoodscene #chicagofood #chicagofoodie #finedining #eater #eaterchicago #foodandwine #cook #chef #cooking #cheflife #chefsroll #nextrestaurant #chefstalk #vsco #vscocam #iphonephoto #iphonephotography #truecooks #vscofood #chicagofoodmag #EEEEEATS #chicagofoodauthority #bonappetitmag #foodandwine"
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At My Venues

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American
Fulton Market District, Near West Side, West Loop
1 Recommendation
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American
Fulton Market District, Near West Side, West Loop
1 Recommendation