Jason Vincent

In 2014, after 25 years working in restaurants, Chef Jason Vincent very thoughtfully and deliberately decided to take a break from the industry to begin planning a place of his own. During his hiatus, he spent time with his young family and traveled for inspiration and a fresh perspective. Giant is the result of this “pause,” a representation of Jason as a chef, a father, a husband and a friend. His concept for Giant is simple—a special little neighborhood spot with great service and honest, unpretentious and delicious food.

Since Giant opened in July 2016, its Midwestern menu and exemplary service have been praised both locally and nationally, including earning the coveted #6 spot on Bon Appetit magazine’s “Best New Restaurants” list.  This summer, Jason and the Giant team will open their next venture, Chef’s Special Cocktail Bar, in Chicago’s Bucktown neighborhood.

Jason’s resume boasts a long list of culinary accolades including Food & Wine “Best New Chef;” COCHON 555’s “King of Pork;” a JBF semifinalist nomination for “Best Chef: Great Lakes;” and Michelin Guide’s “Bib Gourmand” award.