Jason Raffin is the Chef de Cuisine at The Absinthe Group’s Comstock Saloon. He handles the venue’s modern and creative menu, oversees the kitchen and talented staff, and continues to craft a unique and focused culinary experience to lift and highlight the bar’s renowned cocktails.
A Bay Area native, Raffin was introduced to the culinary arena at the age of 11 when he was given the opportunity to stage at Yank Sing. Raffin went on to get his bachelor’s degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management on the east coast and his Associate of Culinary Arts at CIA in Napa Valley. Throughout the last 10 years, Raffin has worked at as many restaurants, in every position from line cook to Executive Chef, gaining valuable experience at renowned restaurants including Morimoto Napa, Finn Town Tavern, and most recently 25 Lusk. He was named to Zagat’s 30 Under 30 list in 2015 at the age of 25, and is known for refined comfort food that is both playful and technically perfect. Comstock allows Raffin the opportunity to grow, experiment, and perfect his craft with the larger TAG family.
In his spare time, Raffin enjoys basking in the California sunshine—either relaxing on the beach or tackling a run—and eating indulgently, enjoying live music, and participating in local events throughout the city.