JPMorgan Chase & Co. [NYSE: JPM] and Chef Thomas Keller are kicking off the new year with a new collaboration. In early 2019, the two companies will begin creating one-of-a-kind experiences as part of a growing series exclusively for Chase customers across Thomas Kellers restaurants, including The French Laundry and Per Se, as well as his newest additions “ The Surf Club in Surfside, FL, La Calenda in Yountville, CA, as well as TAK Room, which will open this spring in New York City.
Just as Chef Keller elevates the dining experience beyond the meal, were always looking to give value beyond the purchase, said Catherine Hogan, President of Chase Branded Cards. Theres amazing potential in this partnership, and we cant wait to work on it together.
The relationship with Thomas Keller adds to Chase Sapphires long-standing Private Dining Series, which gives cardmembers unique access to some of the most celebrated restaurants and chefs in the world. Chase Sapphire customers will be first to access the new experiences using Chase Ultimate Rewards points or cash. They will appear on Chase Experiences in the coming months.
As the collaboration grows, more of Chases 60 million customers will have access to the program, which will include the ability for customers with Chase Pay to secure coveted reservations and pre-pay for dining experiences through Tock, the exclusive reservation booking provider for Chase Pay, The French Laundry and Per Se.
I am pleased to launch a new partnership with JPMorgan Chase & Co. Relationships are key to our restaurants and working with Chase Sapphire to build experiences will continue to expand on our ability to make memories for our guests, said Chef Thomas Keller.
About Chef Thomas Keller
Chef Thomas Keller is renowned for his culinary skills and high standards. He has established a collection of restaurants that has set a new paradigm within the hospitality profession collection including the celebrated Per Se and The French Laundry, both with three Michelin stars. A place where excellence, execution and innovation intersect, Chef Kellers restaurants approach one guest at a time, and also include Ad Hoc + addendum, Bouchon, The Surf Club Restaurant, La Calenda and Bouchon Bakeries in the United States and in the Middle East. He is the first and only American-born chef to hold multiple three-star ratings from the prestigious Michelin Guide, and he has received countless accolades, including The Culinary Institute of Americas Chef of the Year Award, The James Beard Foundations Outstanding Chef and Outstanding Restaurateur Awards, and was inducted into the 12th Class of the California Hall of Fame in December 2018. Known for his dedication to mentoring young chefs, in 2017, Keller, along with chef Daniel Boulud, led Team USA to a historic gold at the Bocuse dOr.
Chase is the U.S. consumer and commercial banking business of JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM), a leading global financial services firm with assets of $2.6 trillion and operations worldwide. Chase serves nearly half of Americas households with a broad range of financial services, including personal banking, credit cards, mortgages, auto financing, investment advice, small business loans and payment processing. Customers can choose how and where they want to bank: 5,100 branches, 16,000 ATMs, mobile, online and by phone. For more information, go to Chase.com.