Patti Jackson is a proud native of Northeastern Pennsylvania, where she grew up in Clark’s Summit, a typical American small town. Originally interested in biology and chemistry, she fell in love with the restaurant business as a teenager, and has pursued all aspects of service and food craft ever since.
Jackson was the chef and proprietor of Delaware and Hudson, in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, which opened in May of 2014. Delaware and Hudson was a 74-seat restaurant featuring American Cuisine of the Mid-Atlantic region- from Baltimore to Buffalo. In June of 2016 Delaware and Hudson Tavern opened in an adjacent space. Jackson closed the restaurant in 2018 in the shadow of the L-train shutdown in Williamsburg.
Delaware and Hudson was awarded a Michelin Star every year it was open by the Michelin Guide. Delaware and Hudson has been reviewed in the New York Times, The Daily News, The Village Voice, The Infatuation and several other media outlets. Delaware and Hudson was named to the Best New Restaurants of 2014 lists by The New York Times, Conde Nast Traveller and The Infatuation It was named to the Best of Brooklyn list by the L Magazine, Best Restaurant in Brooklyn by Brooklyn Magazine and the Best New York Tasting Menus by Business Insider. The restaurant has been featured on New York Magazine’s “Where to Eat Now” List for 2015 as well as the Best of New York issue for Best Comfort Food, and TimeOut NY’s list of the Best 100 Dishes. Restaurant Girl named Jackson as one of The Most Influential Chefs of 2014.
A Chef with over 30 years experience, Jackson is based in New York City. Trained as a Pastry Chef at the Baltimore International Culinary Arts Institute, she worked as a Pastry Chef in wholesale, retail and restaurants in Washington D.C. and then New York for 18 years–working for such industry leaders as Sutton Place Gourmet and the Pino Luongo organization before taking over the restaurant Le Madri as an Executive Chef in 2003. Subsequently she was the Executive Chef of the restaurants I Trulli and Centovini in Manhattan.
Jackson’s work has been reviewed in many national newspapers and magazines, and she has been featured in articles in Edible New York, New York Magazine, The New York Times, The Daily News, Restaurant Business, Restaurants and Hospitality, Bon Appetit, Crain’s, and Food Arts. She has appeared on television and radio on shows including CBS Early Morning, Good Day New York, Weekend Today in New York, The Best Thing I Ever Ate, Michael “Mike” Colameco Show, NY1, Martha Stewart Radio, Valerie Smaldone, The Food Seen and Snacky Tunes (Heritage Radio Network). She has been a guest Chef and Pastry Chef at DeGustibus Cooking School and the James Beard house many times and has participated in numerous women chef and charity events, including Taste of the Nation, Taste of New York, Taste of the Greenmarket, James Beard House, Choice Eats, SHARE A Second Helping of Life, Night out for No Kid Hungry and many others.
Jackson has pursued further education at The Notter School of Pastry, Le Grande Ecole du Chocolat in Hermitage, France, and the French Pastry School in Chicago. Her favorite pastimes include travelling, eating and entertaining.
She lives in Brooklyn with her husband, Sam.