2018 Talent

Philip Krajeck

Chef, Rolf & Daughters

Native southerner chef Philip Krajeck has created a restaurant that embraces his passion for local and seasonal food while honoring Nashville’s history and culture. The result is a neighborhood hang-out housed in a historic landmark showcasing the talent, ingredients and culinary tradition of the region.Drawn to the passion he observed in his mother’s cooking while growing up in Brussels, Krajeck’s interest in cooking professionally was sparked after side jobs in restaurants and cooking for himself while completing his undergraduate degree. Krajeck decided to pursue a career in the restaurant industry and received his formal training in Switzerland at César Ritz Colleges.

After graduating, Krajeck returned to the United States where he continued his education staging at some of the country’s top restaurants.Enamored with Nashville and inspired by the city’s effervescent spirit, Krajeck decided to open Rolf and Daughters. Named in homage to his two daughters and Rolf, which is his middle and his Norwegian great uncle’s name, the restaurant’s menu draws on Northern Italian and Mediterranean influences with southern undertones and highlights local and seasonal.