Perry County native Adam Jacob is in the process of becoming a culinary chef. He started his journey after he completed his time in the Air Force.
Jacob left the Air Force in 2020. He had two years that went by before deciding to use his GI Bill that he had received for serving in the military.
Jacob started off in the culinary world when he began to make dog treats for his farmers market and local dog groups in Los Vegas, Nev. where he resides. People who bought the treats took notice of his talent and suggested that he take it further. This was when he decided to go to culinary school.
Jacob takes his inspiration from many places. He credits his first instructor Jill Mora has his mentor and major inspiration.
“She is a wonderful chef. When I learned from her it felt like I was learning from my mother or grandmother. She is huge in the culinary world,” said Jacob.
Jacob has a booth set up at the Schweizer Fest with his culinary level dog treats. The funds from the donations will go the River’s Edge Animal Shelter in Sgt. Heather Glenn’s name.
Jacob grew up with Glenn’s brother. She was a friend to his sister as well. He knew how much she loved animals and wanted to do something to honor her while in town.
While in Perry County, Jacob will also be helping to work the Catholic Charities program Table of Blessings. Table of Blessings is every Thursday at the Evangelical United Church of Christ. They provide a free meal to anyone in the community that comes to partake. The meal is always at 5 p.m. He will be preparing a French dish. He will be making chicken chasseur, green beans almandine and mashed potatoes. This will be done in a high-end way on Aug. 17.
“My mother did it (Table of Blessings) with her church. I thought it was a pretty cool idea. I’m excited to give back to the community that helped raise me,” said Jacob.
When Jacob gets back to Las Vegas he plans to release his new dog food that he had been working on creating. The rest of his plans are still undecided. He stated that major franchises recruit many culinary students. He feels that great things keep happening in his wife and his life, this wont be any different. He is still attending the College of Southern Nevada and has high hopes for his culinary future when he graduates.
Jacob feels that working with the Table of Blessings and introducing Perry County to his dog treats will be a confidence boost and will give him the experience he needs.
“It’s all about people. It’s more than just making sustenance,” said Jacob.
Jacob encouraged everyone to come help support the shelter at the Schweizer Fest. Look for the booth with the dog treats.