Chef Jason Azevedo has been tapped by the Paragary empire to be the chef de Cuisine at Hock Farm.
According to his Facebook page, he started the new gig on Wednesday.
Most recently, Azevedo was executive sous chef at Esquire Grill, where he and executive chef Pedro Depina teamed up for Hotgoberfest. The event/promotion celebrated the whole hog by serving every bit of a Rancho Llano Seco hog, including porchetta, chicarrones, terrine and more.
Prior to that, Azevedo was the chef at Mighty Tavern in Fair Oaks, chef de cuisine at Nuggett Market and the chef at Old Soul.
He's probably best known for his skills as a butcher and in making charcuterie.
In addition to that, Azevedo has been very generous with his time. I ran into him at a Sac Bacon Week event, and he talked to me for more than 15 minutes about the economics of running a restaurant and things chefs have to consider as they create their menus. It was very classy of him.
I've not always been a fan of the food served at Hock Farm. I have confidence Azevedo will remedy that.
A Twitter direct message to Azevedo and a phone message left at the Paragarys corporate office seeking comment in recent days were not returned.
Hock Farm is located at 1415 L Street and can be found online at http://www.paragarys.com/sacramento-restaurants/hock-farm.
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