In the farming business for more than 50 years, it is Bob Jones, Sr. who shaped the vision of The Chef's Garden. His guidance has led the farm’s innovation into how vegetables are grown, harvested, packaged and delivered to the kitchen door of top chefs around the world. It was Mr. Bob, as he's fondly referred to on the farm, who recognized the value in meeting the needs of chefs that were driving a return to sustainable agriculture, a reconnection with food producers and a focus on quality and flavor.
In 2003, one of Bob Jones, Sr.'s dreams became reality when The Culinary Vegetable Institute® opened its doors to chefs as a culinary retreat, research and teambuilding facility. He was also instrumental in the vision and creation of Veggie U®, a nationwide not-for-profit children's program.
The Jones patriarch has been married to his high school sweetheart Barbara for close to 50 years.