2023 Chefs

JC Shurts

City Winery

Washington, DC

Thursday, May 10th at the Embassy & Winemaker Dinner Series

JC has spent the last 18 years working all aspects of the hospitality world.  A native of Iowa, he spent most of his youth around some of the most beautiful farmland in the country.  Learning to appreciate and respect what came from the forest, field, and garden, he found his calling within the world of food & beverage. JC has had the honor of opening two hotels, three restaurants (including partnering in two of his own), creating/designing several menus for different concepts, and working internationally.  He is a veteran of the US Navy, a successful kitchen manager, published mixologist, and member of the Master Court of Sommeliers program.