Jefferson City native, Johnny Graham, spent 25 years cooking in locales around the globe, before returning home to open REVEL, to critical success in 2014.
Early influences included jobs with Chef Geoff Felsenthal in Chicago, 18 months with the late Chef Charlie Trotter, and working with many of the best chefs in the world at the annual “Masters of Food & Wine” event in Carmel, CA —that he was involved with for seven years.
Many years of high-end catering and private chef work in Los Angeles, Turks & Caicos Islands, New York City, and Martha’s Vineyard gave Johnny the experience needed to create truly memorable culinary experiences and the flair for extraordinary celebrations and events.
Johnny's list of clients have included Keith Richards,
Bruce Willis, Stevie Nicks, Rod Stewart, Bill Clinton,
Woody Harrelson, Demi Moore, Madonna, Aerosmith,
Ted Danson, as well as the major motion picture sets of “Pirates of the Caribbean," “Live Free or Die Hard,"
“Surrogates," and “Herbie."
Jefferson City Magazine, January 2012
Feast Magazine "Feast 50 Columbia/Jefferson City Best Caterer 2018"
City Magazine "Voted Best Chef and Banquet Facility 2014"