Meet the Team
Award winning Executive Chef Jason Amott is returning to his culinary roots in Providence Rhode Island. Chef Jason has had an exceptional career spanning almost 3 decades and will now call Twelve 21 on Federal Hill home
Jason started his culinary passions growing up at the end of the cooks’ line in his mother’s restaurant. Cook, cook were the first words he ever spoke, and he has never looked back. Jason always knew that he wanted to be a chef and has always been at home in the kitchen. He attended both Johnson & Wales as well the Le Cordon Blue and holds a bachelor’s in culinary arts, he is equally versed in both the savory and pastry disciplines.
Chef Jason has received critical acclaim, numerous write ups, television appearances, and awards for his work in the culinary arts over the span of his career. He has cooked for every US President since Bill Clinton, royalty, foreign presidents, heads of state, and dignitaries, and countless celebrities and sports stars.
Chef Jason is known for his expert blending of flavors and respect for the ingredients in a dish. He is a strong believer in the mantra that the food should speak for itself, if you love the ingredients and you nurture them as such, they will create dishes that both inspire and thrill. Chef Jason comes from a time when dining was the whole reason for a night out on the town.
Over the last three decades Chef Jason has managed kitchens and restaurants that range from intimate mom and pop style Italian eateries to developing the pastry program for Harmons grocery, national training, and development teams for several major national brands, five diamond Hotels, and culinary accounts serving over 120,000 people a month and doing tens of millions of dollars in revenue.
Chef Jason is excited to bring his unique flavors and the skills he has honed over a culinary lifetime back to Providence! He hopes to make a name for the team he works with at Twelve 21 and looks forward to having you dine at the restaurant.