Jackson Kalb (Top Chef: Houston) Bio, Age, Parent, Height, Wife, Children, Education, Career, Net worth, Instagram

Jackson Kalb Biography

A native of Los Angeles, California, Jackson Kalb is a chef and restaurant owner from Los, Angeles, California. He is the co-owner of Jame Enoteca and Ospi in Los Angeles. He co-owns the restaurant with his wife. Kalb is a participant in season 19 of Top Chef which is filmed in Houston. Kalb attended Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration.

Jackson Kalb Age | Birthday

Kalb is 30 years old as of 2021. He was born in December 1991. C.hef Kalb celebrates his birthday in December each year. He has, however, not revealed his exact date of birth

Jackson Kalb Parents

Chef Kalb was born in Los Angeles, California to his parents. The restaurant owner has not revealed details of his mother and father to the public. He has also not revealed details of possible siblings.

Jackson Kalb
Jackson Kalb

Jackson Kalb Height

Chef Kalb stands at a height measurement of 6 feet or 1.8 meters tall.

Jackson Kalb Wife

Chef Kalb is married to his wife Melissa Kalb (née Saka). The pair tied the knot in late January 2022 at their restaurant, Ospi Venice. Their marriage came about two years after their engagement. Kalb and Melissa had been dating for three years.

Jackson Kalb Children

Kalb and his wife Mellissa Kalb got married in Late January 2022, and are yet to have children.

Jackson Kalb Education

Kalb attended Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration. For his culinary skills, he trained in top restaurants like Joël Robuchon in Las Vegas, Nevada, Chicago’s Alinea, Union Square Cafe in New York, and Hillstone Restaurant Group.

Jackson Kalb Career

Kalb is a chef and the co-owner of Jame Enoteca and Ospi in Los Angeles, California, and entrepreneur from Los Angeles, California. He co-owns Jame Enoteca and Ospi Restaurant in Los Angeles, California with his wife Melissa Kalb.  Additionally, Kalb serves as the Chef and Partner of Wake and Late.

At 12 years old, Kalb began a small catering company, where he catered for local events and dinner parties. At 13 years old, he worked in Melisse Restaurant, the kitchen of Josiah Citrin during weekends and holidays throughout middle and high school.

After college graduation, Kalb worked for Hillstone Restaurant Group.  He then moved to work as Chef de Cuisine for Factory Kitchen and as Executive Chef at Bottlefish.

In 2018, Chef Kalb decided to start his own restaurant and it is then Jame Enoteca and Ospi in Los Angeles, California was born. In 2022, he plans to open his third restaurant in Los Angeles, Gemma di Mare. He is also developing a line of jarred pasta sauces and producing software to help independent chefs.

Jackson Kalb Top Chef: Houston

Kalb is one of the contestants of season 19 of Top Chef which covers the food scene in Houston. The season premiered on March 3, 2022, with 15 contestants competing to win a grand prize of $250,000, a feature on the Food & Wine, and an appearance at the Food & Wine Classic in Aspen.

Chef Kalb is a native of Los Angeles, California, and the co-owner of Jame Enoteca and Ospi in Los Angeles, California. He is also a partner of Wake and Late.

Top Chef: Houston premiered on March 3, 2022, and new episodes of the season air on Thursdays. As of March 23, three competitors Leia Gaccione, Sam Kang, and Chef Stephanie Miller from Bismarck, North Dakota have been eliminated. Episode 4 of season 19 of Top Chef: Houston airs on March 24, 2022.

Top Chef: Houston Cast

The other cast members of season 19 of Top Chef filmed in Houston include:

  • Ashley Shanti
  • Sam Kang
  • Jo Chan
  • Monique Feybesse
  • Leia Gaccione
  • Evelyn Garcia
  • Robert Hernandez
  • Jae Kung
  • Luke Kolpin
  • Buddha Lo
  • Stephanie Miller
  • Ashleigh Shanti
  • Nick Wallace
  • Sarah Welch

Jackson Kalb Net worth

Chef Kalb has an estimated net worth of $ 2 million. He owns a restaurant and has been a chef for a number of years. He is also a contestant of Top Chef: Houston.


Jackson is active on Instagram. His Instagram handle is @jacksokalb with over 1600 followers as of March 2022.