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5455 East High Street, Phoenix, AZ 85054
(480) 347-1313   > Get Directions
General Manager: Tony McMahon

Executive Chef: Jagger Griffin

 

Dinner: Monday - Thursday 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Friday - Saturday 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Sunday 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Bar open nightly

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Executive Chef Jagger Griffin

Executive Chef Jagger GriffinRestaurants have always been a part of Jagger Griffin’s life as his mother served tables to support the two of them.  At the age of 17, Jagger’s mother got him a line cook position at the Denny’s where she worked.  After Denny’s, he tried out different positions in the food service industry and felt the calling to hone his culinary skills.  After years of preparing home cooked meals nightly with his mother, he knew the feelings he felt while preparing and sharing in the kitchen were something he wanted to turn into a career. 

In 1993, Jagger graduated from the New England Culinary Institute in Montpelier, Vermont.  He worked as a sous chef at Christopher’s in Phoenix from 1993-1995.  He then moved to Eddie Matney’s in Phoenix and rose from sous chef to chef de cuisine during his three-year tenure. 

In 2000, Jagger became a part of the renowned Anthem Restaurants of America and was named executive chef of Italian restaurant Furio in Scottsdale.  After winning multiple awards and being named one of Arizona’s Up and Coming Chefs in 2002, Jagger was asked to help develop Anthem’s fresh Mexican cantina concept, Salty Senorita in 2003.  In 2009, Jagger took the opportunity to be the executive chef at Ocean Prime in CityCenter of CityNorth and is looking forward to doing great things with Ocean Prime and the Phoenix community. 

While Jagger has cooked in a variety of restaurants and is classically French trained, he doesn’t have a single preferred cooking style.  For Jagger it’s all about using the freshest ingredients to make the best tasting food possible.  Using those fresh ingredients is one way he updated his Grandmother’s recipe for Chicken Divine, a Griffin family favorite. 

When Jagger isn’t in the kitchen, which according to his brother isn’t “too much”, he likes to hang and dirt bike with his wife Isolda and two daughters Stevie-15 and McKenzie-10.  He also enjoys taking family vacations to California and Colorado. 

His advice to aspiring chefs, “Good food is not easy, and it’s important to have great work ethic and take pride in your work.”  

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