Jesse Schenker is executive chef and owner of The Gander and recette, which he opened with his wife, Lindsay, in New York's Greenwich Village in 2010. Recette is a James Beard Best New Restaurant semifinalist Nominee and received two star reviews from both the New York Times and New York magazine. It was listed as one of Sam Sifton's favorite newcomers of 2010, and was named one of the Best New Restaurants by New York Magazine and one of NYC's 10 most exciting restaurants by Manhattan magazine. The James Beard Rising Star semifinalist was included in Zagat's "30 Hottest Chefs Under 30" and Forbes's "30 Under 30," was named one of the Best New Chefs by New York magazine, and beat Chef Geoffrey Zakarian in an Iron Chef America battle. He lives in New York City with his wife and two children.