D'Artagnan client since 2008
hef Jesse Schenker has amassed an impressive culinary history on his way to pursuing his lifelong dream of owning his own restaurant, Recette, the contemporary American restaurant which he opened in New York’s Greenwich Village in 2010 at the age of 27 years old.
Schenker’s interest in started when was just a young boy, growing up in Florida. He began requesting menus from his parents’ dinners and invested in what has become a collection 350-large. Drawing on his prior cooking experiences and innate creativity, Schenker decided to launch his own venture with a concept that took superior dining out of the restaurant, Recette Private Dining. He enlisted the talents of Savoy Bakery owner Brian Ghaw and Per Se pastry alum Christina Lee, and together the trio created five, seven and ten-course tasting menus for exclusive private parties. Schenker then decided to turn the concept into a restaurant, Recette, which blends his love for refined culinary techniques with the comforts of a cozy, urban neighborhood restaurant.