Chef Jason Kieffer is a Private Wellness Chef who has worked alongside celebrities, Dr. OZ, Kathleen Turner, Kathy Smith, Alicia Silverstone, and Quentin Tarantino. Quentin spent 3 weeks at the PFC Fitness Camp, Southern California's premier, all-inclusive fitness and weight loss resort, where Chef Kieffer had worked as the Executive Wellness Chef and Health Coach. With an extraordinary expertise in holistic nutrition and prestigious degree from the Culinary Institute of America (CIA), Chef Jason Kieffer has redefined the kitchen as a place of true healing from the tables of New York's most esteemed restaurants, to the world headquarters of Google and Microsoft, and even into the intimate dining room of Forbes mega moguls.
Prior to PFC, Chef Jason served as the Executive Chef and Wellness Coach at Intermountain Healthcare’s Park City Medical Center, Executive Chef at the preeminent Bellevue Club Hotel—the AAA Four Diamond club and hotel consistently ranked as the #1 hotel in Seattle and #1 resort in the Pacific Northwest, and revolutionized the culinary culture for Microsoft’s international campuses. Chef Jason’s knowledge combined with an insatiable curiosity for the healing powers of food bring PFC Fitness Camp clients a wealth of invaluable information and intriguing ingredients that truly change lives.
Chef Jason has traveled the world notably Dubai, South Africa, and Thailand. Traveling abroad has opened his eyes and ears to experiencing new techniques, new cultures, discipline, and a variety of ingredients. During his travels he took cooking class for inspiration. The influences abroad can be seen in his original dishes in which he blends herbs and spices from different cultures.
Taking his experience to TV and passion for helping others, Chef Jason is a Guest Judge for “Chopped” and Guest Celebrity Chef for over 3 years with the Wounded Warrior Project offering hands on cooking and wellness lectures.
Growing up, Chef Kieffer spent as much time in the kitchen as he did studying in the library. Under the culinary tutelage of his Grandmother Falzarrano and his wonderful mother and father, Kieffer was well-educated at a very young age on the delicate relationship between your nutrition and your health. This knowledge, combined with an insatiable curiosity, would later launch Kieffer on a global expedition, discovering the origins of naturopathy and the principles of Ayurveda, bringing his clients a cornucopia of invaluable information and intriguing ingredients that would indeed change their lives.
As a pioneer of the farm-to-table movement, Kieffer relies heavily on his relationships in and around the area with local farmers and artisanal purveyors, purchasing only the finest, pesticide-free, organic produce, always selecting certified, hormone-free dairy products and ordering only free-range, grass-fed meats and poultry. Supporting the local economy while preserving Southern California's pristine landscape is essential to reflect harmony with the environment, and as Kieffer demonstrates his robust in-house recycling and composting programs both minimize the ecological footprint while advancing sustainable development.
Chef Kieffer delivers a healthy dose of metabolism revving meals, the latest scientific findings in nutrition and of course interactive cooking classes to empower guests for long-term success under his recently launched, Culinary Fit Program.
Kieffer’s dreams continue to come bursting true in all of his pursuits as he partners with local businesses, world wide music festivals, and the vibrant merchants. He has teamed up with innumerable event planners that host the area’s most premier events, from intimate dinners and private cooking lessons to exclusive industry events at the Sundance Film Festival and elaborate fund-raising galas. Eternally evolving, this Chef’s lifetime love for food, music, and physiology is actually just beginning.