Meet the Team

Jason Dalling ("JD")
Executive Chef

 
Hometown: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Before Habitat: Executive Chef at The Fairmont Washington, D.C. (20+ years with Fairmont Hotels & Resorts)
Education: Journeyman’s Red Seal Certificate from the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology
Hobbies: Spending time with family, traveling, cycling
Favorite food to eat: Meat
Favorite food to cook: Everything
Least favorite food trend: All of them. They bring a little excitement for a time — and then they disappear…
Phrase you’ll hear him say most often in the kitchen: "Please" and "Thank you"
Must-try dish at Habitat: All of them

 

James Wroblewski
Pastry Chef

 
Hometown: Pittsburgh-born, Pennsylvania-county bred
Before Habitat: Ritz Carlton in Las Vegas, Dallas, Arizona, Red Rock casino, The Homestead, big Burrito Restaurant Group and Bidwell Catering
Education: Associates Degrees in Culinary Arts, Pastry Arts and Hotel Restaurant Management from the Pennsylvania Culinary Institute
Hobbies: Tattoo collector, fishing, geocaching, home brewing, film/photography, currency collecting, grilling, camping
Favorite food to eat: Sushi/tapas/street-food trucks
Favorite food to cook: Animals, vegetables and tubers
Least favorite food trend: Gluten free
Phrase you’ll hear him say most often in the kitchen: "Word"
Must-try dish at Habitat: The desserts — all of them

 

Hana Zoufalik
General Manager
 

Hometown: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Before Habitat: Privately owned restaurants in Pittsburgh, Malton Hotel, Killarney, Ireland
Education: B.A.S. in Food & Nutrition at Kent State University
Hobbies: Traveling, cooking & cocktail-ing, DJing
Favorite food to eat: Cheese
Favorite food to cook: Anything from scratch, Mexican, Italian, French
Least favorite food trend: Over complicating ingredients
Phrase you’ll hear her say most often in the kitchen: "We got this!"
Must-try dish at Habitat: Braised Octopus, Naan