Jay Sparks

Jay Sparks


About Jay Sparks

After making their mark in the Twin Cities restaurant industry, chef Jay Sparks and La Crosse native Joan Ferris opened Lovechild restaurant and lounge Dec. 9 in the former Hooters restaurant at 300 S. Third St. in downtown La Crosse. Sparks and Ferris, who have been together for 25 years, say their casual fine dining restaurant offers uncomplicated food with intriguing ingredients and big flavors, using locally sourced and seasonally-driven ingredients.


  • Best Chef: Midwest Nominee, 2018
    James Beard Foundation