Inside the Chef's Studio with Dottore Gustavo: Chef Jill Vedaa

And now, another edition of Inside the Chef's Studio with Dottore Gustavo:

Smoking is bad for you.
[ Ed. Note: Jill left it to me to poach a photo from her Facebook page, provided it wasn't any "old pictures with long hair". I gave her multiple chances to pick something else, but what can I say? The girl is busy, and good on her!.. ]

Chef Jill Vedaa is a Cleveland chef with a career spanning over two decades and is one of several young executive chefs in the region.

She has worked under Chef Michael Symon at Lola and Chef Karen Small at The Flying Fig.

Chef Vedaa is the executive chef of Rockefeller's Restaurant in Cleveland Heights, serving modern American cuisine that borrows influences from around the globe. 

Vedaa also makes a mean cocktail.

What is your favorite guilty pleasure food?

Milk chocolate.

What is your favorite curse word?


What is your favorite knife?

10 inch birch wood handled Shun.

Which sports franchise would you prefer to win their respective championship game? Against which other sports franchise?

Don't give a fuck:)

What would be your last meal?

Anything my mom would make.

If you weren't a chef, what would you want to do?

Forensic science... blood splatter expert.

What profession would you not want to do?


What's your preferred hot sauce?

Momochos' Habanero Sauce.

If Hell exists, what food does the devil force chefs to cook for eternity?

Wait is hell a bad place? If so well done anything... or mac and cheese!


Rockefeller's Restaurant
(216) 321-0477
3099 Mayfield Rd, University Hts, OH


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