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Learn to love the kitchen

Make it a sanctuary, rather than a pit of despair.

Make even the most delicious food taste better!

You can elevate the flavors in any dish. Yes, YOU!

Learn something new, or just sharpen your kitchen skills by checking out some of the recent blog posts
Good Things Utah on ABC 4

Good Things Utah on ABC 4

I had the opportunity to be on Good Things Utah's morning cooking segment, sharing my recipe for Balsamic Roast Chicken. Balsamic Roast Chicken with Root Vegetables One-pan balsamic roast chicken with root vegetables 9x13 baking dish OR cast iron pan OR baking sheet 4...

Chef Life: Chapter 7

Chef Life: Chapter 7

I read somewhere, once, something to the effect of “if you want to truly master something, you’ve got to be willing to suck at it for long enough.” As far as I can tell through my experience, that’s true. After 5 years of teaching at the U, the department was going...

Chef Life: Chapter 6

Chef Life: Chapter 6

Not long after I started at The Prairie Schooner, I accepted a position at The University of Utah, teaching  a class on cultural aspects of food in the Department of Nutrition. I taught Monday afternoons, which was my day off from The Schooner. The class had...

I don’t spend all my time in the kitchen.

I might spend 30 minutes making a meal – and I’m usually taking my sweet time about it. But that’s not how everyone feels. And I can easily teach you all of the same recipes, methods, techniques, and tricks that will allow you to do the same thing.

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"Chef J. has been a great help in teaching me to be a calmer, more confident cook. He is knowledgeable, but also puts you at ease when doing things you're not familiar with or would regularly be overwhelming in the kitchen."
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"You've saved my life, literally! I think I'll be thanking you in my heart every time I cook for the rest of my life!"

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"A friend noticed my interest in improving my kitchen skills and recommended that I take Chef J.’s series of video classes. I couldn’t have been more pleased with the courses or Chef J.’s instruction. Under his tutelage, even the most novice chef can turn out culinary masterpieces with ordinary and readily available ingredients. The skills and techniques that I learned from Chef J. will serve me well for the rest of my life."
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I’m Chef J. Looney, The Culinary Evangelist.

Why “evangelist”?
Because I love food, and I’m passionate about sharing that with others, inspiring you to expand your palate, to improve your kitchen skills, and to step into your kitchen with confidence and have fun!
And an evangelist is someone who enthusiastically shares what they know.

You deserve to eat good food, delicious food, healthy food, whole food. And, I believe that you also deserve the joy of preparing it!

Let me show you how easy, and fun food can be!

I’m thrilled that you’re here, and I hope you enjoy what I’ve prepared for you.

Savor the day,

Chef J.

I believe that food can be the catalyst for solving many of the problems we see in the world today.

There’s something truly magical about breaking bread with a stranger.

Sharing food bridges even the deepest divides, and brings people together.

Chef  J., The Culinary Evangelist



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