Chef Jonathan was born in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and raised in Lincoln, Nebraska. He started his career at the Satellite Steak House at the age of fourteen. Chef Jonathan spend the first fifteen years of his career in the hotel business, working in such places as the Adams Mark Hotel in Kansas City, the Marriott Hotel in Trumble, Connecticut, and Blue Springs. Chef Jonathan has had the honor of working at the Washington Sheraton, just two blocks from the White House.
Chef Jonathan was also the executive chef of Prairie Dunes Country Club in Hutchinson, Kansas, and worked at the Carriage Club in Kansas City, Missouri. His career has also taken him into the healthcare field. He was the executive chef at the Research Medical Center, and the chef at Villages of Jackson Creek, a retirement community.
Chef Jon Schmidt joined the Hy-Vee team after nearly a decade spent exclusively in platinum country clubs across the nation. His culinary career started as a chef's apprentice through the culinary arts program at Johnson County Community College, at the Kansas City Country Club.
After graduating from the culinary arts program at JCCC, Chef John moved his family to south Florida to continue his culinary journey. While in Florida, he worked at Addison Reserve Country Club in Delray Beach Florida. Addison is the fourth-ranked residential platinum country club in the nation and received the Emerald Award for its commitment to excellence in all aspects of country club services for its membership.
John returned to the Kansas City Country Club working as both sous chef and banquet chef. Chef John later left the Country Club to become the first executive chef at our Gladstone, Missouri, store. John is now excited for the opportunity to join our team at the 95th St. Hy-Vee and to wow and impress the customers in Overland Park.
Here to service our customers with:
- Cooking demonstrations
- Cooking classes
- Offering new recipe ideas
- Answering cooking questions
- Personal Chef services
- Meal Solutions/Planning for those with special dietary needs
- And much more!