Meet Chef Jack

Chef Jack Witherspoon started cooking at age 6 during recovery from cancer treatment. Jack was first diagnosed with leukemia at 2 years old; Jack had his first relapse at 6, and relapsed again at 11, when he received a bone marrow transplant.

Already in his short career, Chef Jack has been featured on both talk shows and cooking shows. Chef Jack published his own cookbook in 2011, “Twist It Up,” including 60 of his favorite original recipes.

The Witherspoon family established a permanent endowment in Jack’s name at Miller Children’s Hospital in Long Beach, Calif. for other children battling cancer. In June 2009, Jack was appointed the pediatric… (+) Read more about Jack and how you can Help Jack Give Back here.

Meet Chef Jack

Featured Recipe

Potato and Corn Chowder

Prep: 20 min.
Cook: 20 min.
Serves: 4

Directions: In a large stock pot, add the first six ingredients, along with the bacon drippings. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer until potatoes and vegetables are tender.


More Recipes from Chef Jack


Rustic Potato and Sausage Hash

Prep: 10 min.
Cook: 15 min.
Serves: 4-6

Directions: Place potatoes in a microwave-safe container and pre-cook them in the microwave for 2 ½ minutes.


Roasted Truffle Fries

Prep: 10 min.
Cook: 30 min.
Serves: 4

Directions: Preheat oven to 400-degrees. Cut fingerlings in half lengthwise and spread in one layer onto a sheet pan. Add olive oil, salt, pepper and garlic, and toss until well coated.