Bio Jacques Wilson, Executive Chef, CEC, AAC
Chef Jacques’ resume includes resorts in New York, Maine, Nantucket Island, as well as the Eldorado Country Club in Indian Wells, California. Chef Jacques lived in Steamboat Springs, CO working for the Vista Verde Guest Ranch, Starwood Hotels and Yampa Valley Medical Center. In September 2006, Chef Jacques was the Executive Chef of the famed Sardine Factory in Monterey, California. From 2008 to present, Chef Jacques works as the Executive Chef at El Camino Hospital in Mountain View, California
Chef Jacques has won numerous ACF medals and awards in competitions across the nation. In 2003, he was the ACF Western Region Chef of the Year. On July 17, 2004, inducted into the American Academy of Chefs (AAC), the honor society of the American Culinary Federation (ACF). In 2010 Chef Jacques was ACF Monterey Bay Chefs Association, Chef of the Year Recipient.
2002 Honored by American Culinary Federation President Edward G. Lenoard, CMC, AAC with The Presidential Medallion
2010 became a Certified Dietary Manager with the Dietary Manager’s Association.
2011 received the Excellence in Action Award at El Camino Hospital.
2011 United Fresh Excellence in Foodservice Award for Hotels and Healthcare.
2016 inducted into the Disciples of Escoffier.
2017 inducted into the Antonin Careme Society.
2018 inducted in Les Toques Blanches- International Club Monterey Chapter.
2018 Honored by American Academy of Chefs with The Good Taste Award.
2017, 2019, 2022 Culinary Creations Finalist recognized by the Premier Healthcare Alliance
2023 Honored by American Culinary Federation President Kimberly Brock Brown, CEPC, AAC with The Presidential Medallion
Chef Jacques dedicates his spare time to giving back to his community. He has been involved with Cooking for Solutions at the Monterey Bay Aquarium, Meals on Wheels Benefit Dinner, Culinary Classique d’Elegance, and the Jefferson-Lincoln Awards Dinner hosted by The Panetta Institute. Chef Jacques serves his local ACF chapter, the ACF Monterey Bay Chefs Association by contributing his organizational skills as the current President. He is also involved with Cake4Kids, The Living Breath Foundation Fundraiser benefiting those living with Cystic Fibrosis, Culinary Coach\Mentor for the Rancho Cielo Drummond Culinary Academy and BighterBites. In 2020 Chef Wilson was awarded by The Living Breath Foundation, The Ed Kinney Volunteerism Award for service and dedication to the Cystic Fibrosis Community with The Living Breath.