Jason Knapp CEC

Executive Chef


knappjExecutive Chef Jason Knapp has devoted his professional career to the culinary arts. For the past 29 years, he has delivered fine dining experiences in country club, retail, hospitality and healthcare settings. Chef Knapp also gives back to his profession by serving in a variety of advisory roles including: and Membership Chair for the ACF Columbus Chapter and now the Treasurer for the ACF Columbus Chapter. While Chef Knapp is an accomplished chef, he continues to pursue additional certifications to further enhance his skills; he currently working on becoming a Certified Culinary Administrator, and Certified Culinary Educator. As well as working on finishing his bachelors from Ohio University.

Chef Knapp’s passion and drive for the culinary arts has stretched beyond daily regimen and professional memberships. He is a culinary arts instructor for Hocking College where he is able to share his expertise with the next generation of culinary scholars. In preparing these students for real world experience, Chef Knapp volunteers on Judging for Skills USA, Pro Start , and FCCLA which allows students to be judged on their skill set and gives them the opportunity to be mentored by some of the world’s best chefs.

Chef Knapp is an active member of the American Culinary Federation (ACF) and serves on many committees. In his local chapter he has served as the Treasurer from 2013 – 2017. In 2015 Chef Knapp was instrumental in starting the golf outing fundraiser for the Columbus Chapter. He has also served at the National level on the Knowledge Bowl committee, writing questions for the competition and serving as a judge. He is presently serving on the By-laws committee.

Chef Knapp was recently awarded Roar award from his fellow colleagues for organizing the golf outing. He also received national recognition for the same thing and was presented with a Presidential Medal from The ACF National President.

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