Great Food, Local Wine, Craft Brews 

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Chef John Teah began his culinary career at the age of 17. His love of cooking began while working for his mentor, Award-winning Chef Bernard Guillas of the renowned Marine Room restaurant in La Jolla, California.   John was educated at New England Culinary Institute in Vermont and San Diego Mesa college.  Shortly after graduation, John became Chef de cuisine of Del Mar Country Club, an exclusive, member’s only resort, where he caters to some of the most discerning diners in the world.


John's  approach to food is to create modern comfort food with a twist. This focus allows him to introduce the highest-quality local, artisan and seasonal ingredients to traditional methods of cooking.  Chef John prefers to work with local farmers, ranchers, and purveyors, and to change the menu every few months to keep plates fresh and seasonal. John has trained in Italian, Asian, American and French cuisines.   He finds collaboration to be the greatest instrument of learning.


John Teah, invites you to enjoy a truly unique and satisfying dining experience. Executive Chef John Teah and his teams  offer a sensational selection of seasonal dishes consisting of fresh, locally grown, hand-selected ingredients. In addition you will be delighted to find exciting new menu items, daily, that take advantage of the best produce, seafood, and meats available at any given time of the year. You will also enjoy great service and a professionally trained staff that complement the comfortable, casual JT Bistro restaurant atmosphere