2018 Talent

Allison Jenkins

Executive Chef, LaV

Executive Chef of laV Restaurant & Wine Bar in East Austin, Allison Jenkins puts out an ever-changing menu of rustic yet refined Provencal inspired fare, that serves as a great match for the restaurant’s robust wine selection. Pulling from her experience at The Little Nell in Aspen where she filled several roles from butcher to Executive Chef at the wildly popular Ajax Tavern, she employs a philosophy that “the best kind of dining is everyday dining” creating dishes that are ingredient driven, seasonal and at once simple yet soulful. Having studied at Le Cordon Blue in London, Jenkins is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America.