Meet Your Chef: Jasper Schneider of Ritz Carlton Bachelor Gulch
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Editor’s Note: The Vail Daily is showcasing area chefs in a new series called “Meet Your Chef” so you can learn a bit more about those creating art in the kitchen. If you’re a local chef and would like to be a part of this series, please email Tricia Swenson (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Sean Naylor (email@example.com).
Q: What is your name, where do you cook and what is your official title?
A: My name is Jasper Schneider and I am the executive chef at The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch.
Q: How long have you lived in the valley and what brought you here?
A: I came to the valley four and a half years ago because I was attracted to the Colorado lifestyle.
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Q: When did you first realize that you wanted to become a chef?
A: I moved to Hawaii after high school that’s when I started cooking.
Q: Who has inspired you throughout your culinary journey?
A: My Grandma Adele and chef Eric Ripert was my mentor.
Q: What’s your favorite spice?
A: Sea Salt makes all food taste better.
Q: Favorite protein?
A: Fluke, which is a simple white fish that be eaten raw or cooked.
Q: Favorite fruits and veggies?
A: Apples raw or cooked in a pie.
Q: Seasonal wild mushrooms add so much flavor.
Q: Name your carb: pasta, potatoes, rice, polenta, etc.?
A: Pasta with homemade red sauce or potato pancakes, also known as latkes.
Q: What’s your favorite comfort food?
A: Roast chicken or my Grandma Adele’s chicken soup.
Q: Is there anything else about you we should share?
A: Cooking and eating food brings people together at the table and gives joy to so many. It has taken me all over the world. Building relationships through cooking lasts a lifetime.