David was born in Knoxville, Tennessee and began traveling a few minutes later. Professionally he has worked in restaurants throughout the country. From Florida to Hawaii, Alaska to Las Vegas; he has had the opportunity to work in numerous environments and to serve many varieties of cuisine. In early 2007 he and his wife, Linda, began jònz Catering. Since then their Company has grown to include cafes in Tacoma and Seattle as well as continued expansion of their catering services. David functions as the executive chef and oversees the menu development and implementation at all of the jònz locations.
Rafael, AKA "Mexi MacGuyver" because he can fix just about anything, has worked as a chef for over thirteen years. He was a fast learner from his on the job training and hasn't slowed down since. Specifically, Rafael works as a chef for the Seattle Corporate Office where he is responsible for ordering food, organizing schedules, choosing items for the menu and sanitation. When he isn't working in the kitchen, he is at home with his two, crazy biting Chihuahuas. Rafael grew up making pancakes with his mom and wanting to be a lawyer, but everyone who has had his food is glad he entered the culinary world instead of the legal world....thanks Mom.
Linda dubs her experience and education to the "school of life," of which she has spent 32 years in the catering and restaurant industries. She calls herself the "Head Dishwasher and Toilet Cleaner" but she does so much more than that. Linda works with the employees and clients communicating, planning and organizing. She uses her extreme multi-task ability to remember everything about clients and events. Her adventurous work ethic carries over into her love for food and trying new things. Linda in her spare time and with her spare energy has successfully completed the Susan G. Koman triathlon two years in row! She says she won't eat anything endangered but her favorite wacky food combination is peanut butter and cucumber chip pickles. Linda's lifelong hard work paid off when she and hubby David started Jònz Catering, and the rest is history.
Rachael is the Director of Catering at the Workz Café. Her ten plus years of experience in the food industry are largely made up of commercial baking and being a pastry chef. Her duties include coordinating and planning catering events within the Tacoma Art Museum. When Rachel isn't giving in to her addiction for nuts, she likes to garden and read. Even though Rachael wanted to be an astronaut as a child her family was always doing something food related, even if it was just watching Julia Child on T.V. Lucky for Rachael, she has in common with her boss Linda, the love for pickles and peanut butter. She enjoys the catering business because "it is always an adventure."
Carlos has been working as a chef for 24 years. He cooks and prepares food ensuring it's of the highest quality. His dedication to his job awarded him with the title of "Employee of the Year". He is capable of performing tricks outside of the kitchen through Tae Kwan Do. Carlos grew up wanting to be a teacher and worked in the construction business before gracing the kitchen with his culinary skills. He prefers the food industry because he gets to make new things, like unique finger foods. When he isn't cooking for Jònz he loves spending time with his family and dog, Sasha.