Jonathan Dearden

Executive Chef

Jonathan Dearden brings a global perspective to the menus at Stack'd Kitchen. His passion for Crossfit and background in international cuisine drives the rotating menus.   

Dearden grew up just outside of Washington, D.C. in Sterling, Virginia, where both he and his twin brother started their culinary journeys working weekends at local family-owned restaurants. He attended The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in culinary management. 


His past culinary positions include chef de cuisine for James Beard Award-winning Chef Allen Susser’s in Miami, executive chef at Ardeo + Bardeo in D.C., executive chef at Andre Balazs properties in New York, and executive chef at Jade Mountain Resort in Saint Lucia. 

Awards + Recognition

Jonathan has been recognized numerously for his accomplishments, in November 2017 when he was named to DC Refined’s “34 Under 34,” an esteemed list of restaurant industry professionals in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, aged 34 and under.


In January 2018, Dearden won D.C.’s “Best Chef on the Block” in a cooking contest held among chefs based in D.C., Maryland, and Virginia. This advanced him to the national competition on ABC’s ‘The Chew,’ where Dearden won the “Best Chef on the Block” East Coast championship.