Today Rathbun’s Blue Plate Kitchen introduced Chef Jennifer Newbold, who will work directly under Executive Chef and Partner, Kent Rathbun. Newbold’s diverse culinary background and proven leadership skills make her the perfect fit for the popular Dallas restaurant. In her role, Chef Newbold will oversee day-to-day kitchen operations and work to craft light, fresh and flavorful dishes.
Prior to joining Blue Plate Kitchen, Newbold worked at another Kent Rathbun restaurant – Jasper’s in Plano, TX. Before that, Newbold was the Chef de Cuisine at Blue Point Coastal Cuisine in San Diego, and other stints include Sous Chef and Pastry Chef positions at restaurants in St. Louis, MO.
From seafood-focused restaurants to vegetarian fine dining, Newbold’s varied experience helped to hone her creativity and expansive culinary repertoire, now on full display at Blue Plate Kitchen.
In addition to her professional experience, the self-taught Chef Newbold credits her upbringing as having a significant impact on her career. While growing up in Washington, she often hunted, fished and cooked with her dad, as well as cultivated fruit and vegetable gardens at home. Working directly with the land and its bounty developed her interest in food and has carried over into her career, as Newbold regularly engages with local farmers to ensure that Blue Plate Kitchen’s menu features dishes as fresh and local as possible.
“We’re excited to welcome Chef Newbold to the Blue Plate Kitchen team,” said Kent Rathbun. “From her impressive culinary background to her obvious talent in the kitchen, we know she’s a great fit for our restaurant. Jennifer’s creativity is infectious, and her commitment to sourcing local, seasonal ingredients perfectly reflects our dedication to farm-to-table dining.”
Rathbun’s Blue Plate Kitchen is located at 6130 Luther Lane in Dallas, TX. The restaurant is open for lunch and dinner Sunday through Friday and for dinner on Saturday.