Jesse Rossbach is a kitchen guru with a love for the process of menu development and recipe perfection. His reputation for carefully crafted menus along with his degree from Johnson and Wales made him a natural recruit for Tim Love’s Austin Lonesome Dove location and, eventually, for the opening of Love’s Knoxville location. Jesse worked closely with Love to create enviable menus in stunning atmospheres, and, thanks to the the fates, Jesse end up coming our way during the summer of 2018.
Since taking up the helm at Elkmont just a few short months ago, Jesse has revitalized the menu, invigorated the kitchen, and brought an unprecedented passion for creativity. Inspired by the craft culture and the ever-expanding horizon to create, Jesse is constantly crafting new favorites.
When he’s not cooking, creating, or drinking his favorite beer — the Elkmont Imperial Brett IPA — you can find him at home, jamming on his drums. Yep, he’s that cool.
We’re proud to call Jesse our Executive Chef and Elkmont looks forward to many years of his talent leading our kitchen!