San Diego Celebrity Chefs
Ironside Fish & Oyster
With over 25 years of culinary experience under his toque, Jason has traveled the world to train with several of the most prestigious chefs in the industry, including culinary icons Raymond Blanc and Marco Pierre White. While Ironside may be Chef McLeod’s first venture as an owner, it’s certainly not his first foray into developing a concept focused largely on seafood. In 2009 as the opening executive chef of RIA in Chicago’s 5-Star Elysian Hotel, McLeod led a luxurious seafood-driven restaurant from being relatively unknown, to receiving two Michelin stars during its first year of operation—an honor that only two other restaurants in Chicago (Charlie Trotter’s and Avenues) were awarded that year.
Executive Chef/Partner Jason McLeod’s goal at Ironside Fish & Oyster is to reintroduce a rich oyster culture with an approachable raw-bar concept in San Diego, a known seaport city, with a local fishing industry that once existed as the tuna capital of the US.