Executive Chef Jon Keeley brings a breath of fresh air into Gemini Restaurant Group, serving as the head of both the Gemini Bistro and Rustic House kitchens in Chicago's Lincoln Park neighborhood.
Most recently, he served as a chef de cuisine at Kabocha in Chicago. There, he had the opportunity to experiment with a fusion of contemporary Japanese and French cuisines under the influence of Shin Thompson. Previously, Keeley worked at award-winning Bonsoiree, helping earn the restaurant a Michelin star two years in a row, as well as a three-star review from Phil Vettel at the Chicago Tribune. Before heading to Chicago, Keeley lived in Boston where he worked at James Beard Award winning restaurant Toro.
Keeley developed a passion for food when he was 6 years old. He remembers standing on a stool watching his grandmother make meatballs and helping her by stirring the saucepot. His early childhood experiences with his Irish-Italian background progressed into earning a culinary degree from Le Cordon Bleu in New Hampshire.
When he's not in his kitchen or venturing into new restaurants, Keeley enjoys riding his bike, enjoying a cold beer and seeing live music around the city.