Dan Jackson is a chef in North Carolina and winner of Food Network’s “Chopped” in June 2021. The Chapel Hill native and UNC grad began his now-illustrious culinary career in high school, working at The Loop in Eastgate Crossing. He ventured north to New York after college to become the classically French-trained chef he is today.Jackson grew his experience through the fine dining scene at Michelin-starred restaurant Eleven Madison Park in Manhattan before honing his expertise in Italian pasta at Union Square Hospitality Group’s cafes at New York’s Museum of Modern Art. He was most recently the culinary director at Fields Good Chicken’s fleet of six restaurants.But behind his impressive resume is a person who cares deeply about his community. At Fields Good Chicken, he prepared meals for hospital workers in New York City at the start of the pandemic. But he lost his job two months later and returned to North Carolina with his wife and children. From there, Jackson was hired as the executive chef of Osteria Georgi, a product of the Giorgios Hospitality & Lifestyle Group.Contact a speaker booking agent to check availability on Dan Jackson and other top speakers and celebrities.