Currently based in pastoral Columbia County, New York, Northern Hudson Valley, and NYC he is a graduate of The Culinary Institute of America and a member of the Alumni Association. In addition, he is a member of Columbia County Bounty and USDA Healthy Meals Resource System. As an Executive Chef, he opened three successful restaurants in New York City. As a Regional Executive Chef with Lackmann Culinary Services, Jeff oversaw several prestigious New York City corporate food-service accounts, and produced a number of high-end catered events for such companies as The Rockefeller Foundation, Morgan Stanley, New York University/Polytech and ING Financial. In addition, he served as a member of the Lead Culinary Team for The 2008 Presidential Debate, Hofstra University, Long Island, NY, and more recently at training camp for the Buffalo Bills.