Jarad joined Shashi Group as VP of Culinary Operations. Jarad understands that the expectations of business travelers, hotel guests and diners has greatly shifted. He believes the quality of our products and the graciousness of our staff, remains strong. As we venture into this great new world, Jarad believes the path to our future lies in embracing innovative technologies and safe delivery systems that will guarantee the absolute highest quality of products and increase efficiency.
Prior to leading Shashi Food and Beverage Development, Jarad was the Executive Chef of Chez TJ restaurant in Mountain View, where Chef Gallagher earned and maintained a Michelin star for 8 years, as well as being awarded one of the top 50 restaurants in the Bay Area. He earned a single Michelin star at The Plumed Horse Restaurant and One Market Restaurant and 2 Stars at Michael Mina. Previously, he was a Senior Executive Chef for Restaurant Unlimited. Jarad managed 52 restaurants nationwide (including Hawaii and Alaska), overseeing 252 million in annual revenue over four different concepts and 125+ managers.
Jarad received his advanced culinary training at Le Cordon Bleu in Paris and London. After which he staged at many 3 Michelin starred restaurant across Europe. Jarad is in a partnership with the mother of his daughter and they live on a ranch in Hollister, California. He enjoys motorcycle racing, horses, surfing, & camping.