Jeff Taibe is currently the Chef/Owner of Taproot in Bethel, CT. Taproot is a small “neighborhood” spot, focusing on seasonal and high quality ingredients prepared simply. It is also used as a pop up for concepts and ideas that Taibe wishes to one day develop further. Continuing with Taibe’s belief in local, sustainability, he, along with some partners, took over the operations at Holbrook Farm in Bethel. Here he wishes to drive locally produced food into more restaurants across Fairfield county. As well as, create chef driven events that will add to the community in a positive way.
Before setting out on his own, Jeff was the opening Chef de Cuisine of Kawa Ni in Westport, CT. A highly coveted and award winning “Japanese inspired” izakaya. Kawa NI focused on small plates in a pub style setting. Also in CT, Taibe was the Executive Chef of Oak and Almond in Norwalk, CT.
Prior to bringing his simple and seasonal cooking style to Connecticut’s burgeoning restaurant scene, Taibe earned his stripes all over the globe. His resume includes positions in Thailand, Singapore (St. Pierre), and Turks & Caicos (Beaches), as well stints in his native New York (Abigail Kirsch, Union Square Cafe.)