Meet the Chef
Chef and Owner, Jason Salinas, perfected his famous smoked snapper dip, Somethin' Snappy, in Panama City with his very first customers in 2008: the US Navy. JC's Gourmet has since expanded its offering to include complementary candied jalapeño peppers, Jommin' Jalapeños. Today, Jason and his wife, Julie, are producing their gourmet, smoked Somethin’ Snappy, candied Jommin’ Jalapeños and Poppin’ Pimento cheese in their commercial kitchen in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida for an ever-expanding, loyal local restaurant and specialty grocer customer base in the Southeast region. JC’s Gourmet also attends the Seaside, Florida Farmer’s Market every Saturday morning to sell its staple gourmet items and other savory specialty appetizers, which Jason develops regularly, to the farmers market patrons throughout the year. Chef Jason and his wife, Julie, are very appreciative of the locals who have been key in supporting their gourmet venture in the Panhandle paradise they call home.