At 16 years old while working at Disneyland’s prestigious Club 33, Jason Neroni discovered his love and aptitude for cooking—and that’s only where the magic started. From there, Jason stacked up an impressive resume working in California, New York and Europe at some of the world’s most storied kitchens: Le Cirque, Blue Hill, Essex House, The Tasting Room, 71 Clinton Fresh Food and Superba, to name a few. As culinary ambassador to Spain, he’s cooked with some of the world’s most influential chefs at Arzak, Mugaritz and El Bulli. His drive and vision earned him a coveted 3-star review from The New York Times.
Jason currently owns the iconic Rose Venice in Venice Beach, California. The original Rose Cafe opened its doors in 1979; more than four decades later, Jason has reinvigorated this LA favorite with a vibe and menu as true to its Southern California roots as it is open to the flavors and influences of Asian and beyond.
I love the day-to-day challenges of being a chef. There is no such thing as minutiae. Everything changes every day.
I’ve been cooking 24 years now, so Rose is a culmination of what I’ve done so far in my career. And I like painting a very big picture!