Jennifer Carroll is executive chef and partner at Requin, a seafood-focused French Mediterranean restaurant in Fairfax, Va. with a second location set to open in Washington, D.C. in partnership with chef/restaurateur Mike Isabella. Carroll was a finalist and fan favorite on the sixth season of Bravo’s Top Chef, and also appeared on Top Chef: All-Stars, Top Chef Duels, Life After Top Chef and multiple other cooking shows.
Prior to moving to the nation’s Capital, Carroll started her own culinary consulting company, Carroll Couture Cuisine, LLC, in 2011, and teamed up with the Marcus Samuelsson Group at the Red Rooster in Harlem as well as his Bermuda pop-up Samuelsson at HP. Carroll served as sous chef at chef Eric Ripert's prestigious Le Bernardin in New York City, and was selected by Ripert to lead the kitchen at 10 Arts Bistro & Lounge when it opened inside The Ritz-Carlton Philadelphia in May 2008.
Before joining Ripert’s team, Carroll worked in San Francisco as sous chef at both Julia and Café Kati, under chefs Julia McClaskey and Kirk Webber. In her hometown of Philadelphia, Carroll worked at Chef Derek Davis' Sonoma and Arroyo Grill, as well as Neil Stein's Avenue B, under Chef Patrick Feury. She attended Philadelphia's Restaurant School at Walnut Hill College.
Chef Carroll contributes to many charitable causes, including Philabundance, Alex's Lemonade Stand and the James Beard Foundation. She served as Chef Chair for Share Our Strength's Taste of the Nation in Philadelphia from 2010-2012.