From Hollywood and Normandie to the Las Vegas Strip, from backyard cooking classes to battling legends on Iron Chef America, Jet Tila has quickly carved his own unique niche as a culinary storyteller. Thanks to his diverse background and education, Jet is universally comfortable in multiple roles as a nationally celebrated chef and consultant, a teacher and a student in the art of food.
Combining kitchen experience with the bold new world of food media was a natural move for Jet, whose backyard cooking classes attracted the attention of the Los Angeles Times. He has successfully transitioned from subject to producer by writing for the Times and contributing to many other publications and multimedia platforms, including National Public Radio, the Food Network, and his Chasing the Yum series on Veria TV. A highly sought after consultant, Jet opened the cafe at Google headquarters in Silicon Valley and currently maintains a wildly popular Asian food line through Schwan's Home Service.
In 2008, Jet was recruited to open Wazuzu, a Pan-Asian bistro on the Las Vegas Strip at Wynn Las Vegas' Encore casino resort, where he served as executive chef through 2011. More recently, Jet has appeared on Iron Chef America (battling legendary chef Masaharu Morimoto), continued to develop an acclaimed series of pop-up restaurant experiences in Los Angeles and Las Vegas, and launched a new restaurant concept, The Charleston, in Santa Monica.