ABOUT JF RESTAURANTS
JF Restaurants is a hospitality group rooted in collaboration and innovation, founded by restaurateur & Michelin-starred chef, John Fraser.
We create moments that move people by using food, beverage, hospitality, and design.
Restaurateur & Chef John Fraser
Restaurateur & Michelin-starred Chef John Fraser made his mark on the culinary landscape by redefining the role of vegetables in American cuisine, from imaginative fine dining restaurants to nostalgic neighborhood brasseries. A vision to create the entire hospitality experience led John to found his own hospitality group, JF Restaurants.
JF Restaurants is a collaborative, creative hospitality group based in New York City, with venues across the country. Concepts include Nix, America’s only Michelin-starred vegetarian restaurant, The Loyal in West Village, four restaurants & bars inside The Times Square EDITION and Ardor, at the WeHo EDITION in Los Angeles. John’s responsibilities at JF Restaurants include creative direction & concept development, business strategy and operations.
Born & raised in Los Angeles, John still draws inspiration from the nostalgia of neighborhood bars and comfort food he grew up around in California. He refined his fine dining expertise under the mentorship of Thomas Keller at The French Laundry in the Napa Valley, before moving abroad to Paris to work at the revered fine dining restaurants Taillevent and Maison Blanche. In 2007, he made the move from chef to restaurateur, with the opening of critically-acclaimed restaurant Dovetail, on the Upper West Side.
Berenice de AraujoVice President of Culinary
Jacob LinzeyVice President of Operations
Sid MehraDirector of Finance & Accounting
Amy RacineBeverage Director
Rafal MaslankiewiczCulinary Research & Development
Sebastien RouxelExecutive Pastry Chef
Genevieve HassallDirector of PR & Marketing
Liza GardnerProject Manager
Rachel McCloskeyExecutive Assistant