Argentine-born Jezabel Careaga is Volver's Next Chef in Residency

Argentine-born Jezabel Careaga is Volver's Next Chef in Residency

Photo: Chef Jezabel Careaga

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Volver's Chefs in Residency Philadelphia, PA - The next Chef in Residency at Volvér at the Kimmel Cultural Campus. Join us as Chef Jose Garces introduces Chef Jezabel Careaga the owner of Jezabel’s Argentine Café & Bakery for her residency, which runs from January 26th to February 13th.

Volver's Chefs in Residency Program in Philadelphia

The program includes six to eight weeks of showcases of the chef's signature dishes. The chefs will use the funds raised through a special donation program with the Garces Foundation. The money will be used to further the chefs' current work at the restaurant and to launch their next culinary adventure.

Chef Careaga's menu will include Picada,  Escabeche de Berejena Toast, Empanadas, Tamales Saltenos, Vacio con Papas Estrelladas, Estofado, Locro, Queso y Membrillo and Panqueque Con Dulce De Leche.

In addition to their culinary focus, Jose Garces' Volvér Restaurant has also reopened on the Kimmel Cultural Campus, which features a rotating list of chefs in residence. The program aims to highlight emerging talents in the Philadelphia culinary scene. They also emphasize minority and female chefs, who are more impacted by the pandemic. It's not surprising that the re-opening of the restaurant is part of the "Restaurant Philadelphia" initiative.

Chef Jezabel Careaga

The Argentine-born entrepreneur, chef, woodworker, and designer Chef Jezabel Careaga hails from Palpala, Jujuy, NW Argentina. After studying Tourism and Hotel Management and sustainability at the University of Pennsylvania, she opened Jezabel's Café in Philadelphia. This South Philly dining destination has expanded its menu and services to include breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The chef and her team prepare her menu in an open kitchen. There's also an atelier for home goods.

Jezabel Careaga's Philadelphia restaurant is a unique experience. Located in a furniture design store, it serves as an upscale Argentine dining experience. This popular dining destination has become a staple of the dining scene in Philadelphia for over ten years. Its menu is eclectic, featuring Argentine-style pastries and artisanal home goods, as well as a cooking class.

In 2010, Jezabel opened a cafe, Jezabel's Café on Fitler Square. Today, it's a popular destination, offering tea, coffee, and Argentine-style pastries. The cafe also sells furniture and tea infusers. A few years ago, Careaga's original Philadelphia restaurant, the Graze, closed. The rest of the world, however, remains a vibrant community center.

Before opening her first restaurant, Chef Jezabel Careaga spent years working as a kitchen assistant in a luxury hotel in Miami. After working at a hotel for two years, she decided to set up shop. Taking steps toward sustainability, the company is focusing on community growth, financial stability, and environmental sustainability. Since then, the business has grown to include cooking classes, events, and furniture. Throughout its history, Jezabel's has become a fixture on the Philadelphia dining scene. The food at her cafe has received praise from critics and widespread popularity.

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