Exploring the technique and tradition of food and wine through storytelling


Jeep Apel is the founder of Just Somm Chef where he works to honor the culinary tradition and technique through storytelling. Jeep is a certified Sommelier and a chef with over 12 years of experience in the food and beverage industry. His career reflects the experiences of a lifelong learner as he spent time managing the wine bar at the most visited winery in the United States, cooked in many restaurants, cofounded a nonprofit youth leadership program, served as an engineer in the Army National Guard, and taught elementary school.