Jason Paul is a chef, educator, and artist currently living in Springdale. Arkansas. He became interested in food at a very young age, watching PBS cooking shows on television. After tinkering around at home he found his way into a fine dining restaurant kitchen at age 14. Soon Jason began a traditional apprenticeship at a restaurant in Phoenix, Arizona called Mary Elaine’s. That foundation taught him the technical skills to began a journey that still exists today. Throughout the years since then, he has worked in many different parts of the culinary field. After periods working in Las Vegas, Phoenix, Los Angeles and Maine, Jason landed in NWA and is currently he chef and owner of HEIRLOOM, a boutique fine dining restaurant in Northwest Arkansas. Jason is also a chef/instructor at BRIGHTWATER, which is newly opened culinary school in Bentonville, Arkansas.