Meet Chef Jason
Jason Collis is the Chef owner of Plated Events by Chef Jason. Collis’ major accomplishments include winning the cioppino contest held at Brander Vineyards in Santa Barbara, launching a catering ventyure with Limoneira’s agrotourism special event division and earning best martini bar in Ventura honor the past five years for his J’s Tapas Bar. While owner of Jonathan’s at Pierano’s, the restaurant was listed as a destination spot in state and national magazines such as Gourmet, Westways and the San Diego Tribune.
Collis apprenticed under world-renowned chef, Wolfgang Puck prior to taking ownership of Plated Evetns by Chef Jason. He worked at Spago and assisted Puck with special events, cooking more than 1,200 fine dining plates for the famous Governor’s Ball following the Academy Awards, as well as catering large charity events and high profile weddings.
In addition to his work in the food and beverage industry, Collis has served as the Chair of the Downtown Ventura Orgnaization (DVO), a grass roots organization composed of downtown Ventura property owners, merchants and residents dedicated to creating a vibrant cultural downtown district. He also currently serves on the Ventura CountyUnified Scholl District Culinary Arts ROP advisory board and Consultative School Board for Holy Cross School.
Collis donates his time, food, restaurant and staff for quarterly charity events, including the Special Olympics, Easter Seals and a Hurricnae Katrina Benefit where he and other Ventura area chefs raised more than $20,000.Collis earned his culinary degree from Le Cordon Bleu in Pasadena, CA, one of only 12 facilities worldwide. He currently resides in Oxnard, CA.