Full Name
Mr. Jason Ferraro
Job Title
Director of Culinary Development
Garland Ventures
Speaker Bio
Jason is the Director of Culinary Development for Afritex Ventures, a boutique innovative food
company, based out of Dallas, Texas. That creates and develops retail, foodservice and private
label product lines. Through value-added applications with seafood, meat and plant-based items.
Jason has over 30 years of experience in the hospitality industry with a diverse background in fine
dining restaurants and hotels. Working for multiple James Beard awarded Chefs and Michelin rated
hotels. From these influences, Jason developed a strong culinary foundation rooted in
understanding flavor profiles. His culinary emphasis is on understanding local-regional influences
though culinary history and global trends.
Jason graduated from the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee with a B.A. in Graphic Design.
Jason Ferraro