Asheville, NC


Jacob is the head chef at Table in Asheville. Jacob and his wife opened Table in 2005. With Table, the Sessoms set out to create the space that they wanted to frequent - a real farm-to-table, creative, service driven, urban-minded restaurant with an interesting wine list and cocktails. The resulting intimate dining room and small chef’s bar offers a welcoming staff of service professionals that ensure that guests are comfortable and well-informed. Since Table’s inception in 2005, many of Asheville's top chefs have passed through its doors and the inventive chef has earned an array of accolades, including being named a James Beard Award semifinalist for Best Chef Southeast in 2010. Such a history has earned Chef Jacob Sessoms the nickname of, “the grandfather of creative cooking” in Asheville. More than a decade into its life, Table remains one of the longest standing fine-dining ventures in Asheville, continuing to set trends, while fostering supportive relationships within the local food community. His other ventures include Imperial Life and Tod's Tasties.