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"Jawed prepared food with great ease and expertise for an event sponsored  by Calder Classics, our educational boutique that hosts modern learning experiences that are enhanced by an interaction with the achievements and legacy of the ancients.  For a recent “Sunday Afternoon Salon” about the Joy of Learning Latin, Jawed made superb Roman delicacies, perfectly designed to suit the occasion.  He was a pleasure to work with, prompt, polite and very in tune with the host and audience.

I highly recommend him as a chef for any event."

Cindy Calder 12/15/2016


Events with the Calder's are intellectually forward in nature and are planned around tying the classics into modern concerns; this is the same ideology I've applied to my mission in food.  Cindy and John Calder are regular clients and are generous in their funding of scholarships and opportunities for exceptional scholars from diverse communities.  I enjoy working with them as they allow me to channel the classic cuisines that I acquired in Culinary School and with Michelin-Starred Chef Bill Telepan.