Jennifer Maloney from Cafe Sebastienne
Executive Chef Jennifer Maloney has overseen the Café Sebastienne kitchen, at the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, since 1995. She previously cooked at the Hyatt Regency Crown Center, Grand Street Café, and Milano, and a handful of California restaurants. Maloney also was a chef for an Antigua hotel, several yachts, and in Italy. But her personal cooking style and philosophy have blossomed at Café Sebastienne. The Kansas City Star has given her food 3 1/2 stars and the Café has appeared in the Zagat Survey of America’s Top Restaurants multiple times. Maloney also has cooked at the James Beard House in New York, and participated in the American Pavilion at the Cannes Film Festival, during 2005.
Maloney creates seasonal American cuisine with a touch of Mediterranean influence, and she changes the dinner menu weekly. “I’m not into ‘sculpting’ food,” she says. “I like to cook things that I like to eat. We try to work with the best ingredients and cook as honestly as we can – and we cook with love.”