Chef RJ Cooper
Owner - Rogue 24
VIP Grand Tasting, Saturday March 16, 2013
Growing up in Detroit, RJ Cooper watched as his mother and Sicilian grandmother cooked everything from scratch. In high school, he took an apprenticeship at a local bakery before attending culinary school. After graduating, Cooper worked under a variety of chefs including Eric Ripert before moving to D.C., where he served as chef de cusine at Vidalia and earned a James Beard Foundation award for Best Chef in the Mid-Atlantic. In 2011, Cooper opened his first restaurant, Rogue 24.
ROGUE 24 is an interactive culinary experience where the kitchen is at center stage and diners experience a progression of either 4, 16, or 24 courses created by James Beard Foundation award winning Chef RJ Cooper. Chef Cooper’s vision is to remove traditional barriers to dining and showcase seasonal flavors in novel textures and presentations served directly from the creators.