Chef Jennifer Carroll was born and raised in Philadelphia and attended The Restaurant School at Walnut Hill College. She spent a few years training under multiple chefs in Philadelphia then made the move out west. After spending time in San Francisco as the sous chef at Café Kati and Julia, her aspiration to work in one of the best and most disciplined kitchens in the world led her to work at the prestigious 3 Michelin starred Le Bernardin. After four years, Chef Eric Ripert hand-selected Jennifer to lead his kitchen at his new restaurant 10 Arts, bringing her back to her roots in Philadelphia.
Chef Carroll went on to appear on two seasons of Bravo’s Emmy and James Beard Award-winning television show Top Chef season 6 Las Vegas and All-Stars where she garnered nationwide fame and captured hearts of the fans. She most recently starred on Life After Top Chef.
Jennifer contributes her time and talents to many charitable causes such as Dock-to- Dish, Slow Food USA, Women Against Abuse, Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move Initiative and serves as the Chef Chair for Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry Campaign.
Jennifer’s restaurant, Concrete Blonde, is currently under works.