Jeffrey is a veteran of the food service industry beginning as a server at a small restaurant in his hometown of St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin.
Following his interest in the field, Jeffrey attended bartender school where he learned the art of creating classic cocktails. He later attended and graduated from Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in St. Paul, Minnesota. Even as a student, Jeffrey worked to hone his culinary skills at a restaurant, later hired as a sous chef at that same restaurant. He was Head Chef at Domancin Restaurant and Wine Bar in Stillwater for the past eight years. Jeffrey’s passion for creating food from scratch led him to meet and establish relationships with many local food purveyors. As chef/owner of The Wilder Scratch Kitchen in Bayport, Jeffrey offers “from scratch” American comfort foods prepared with a modern technique that diners find new and refreshing. His menu creations change with the seasons and feature many local and independent food purveyors.
Jeffrey and his wife Kathy and son Reed Wilder own a home in Stillwater where they have resided for eight years.