13 Questions with Chef Jeff

Spend some time around Counting House Executive Chef Jeff Seizer and you’ll quickly learn his food is as soulful and easy going as his taste in music. Take a second to get to know Chef Jeff — his go-to food, must-have ingredients and the music that inspires him.

Where were you previously? Chef/Owner of Royale & Owner of Wine Bar, Apero

What’s the last meal you ate? Bacon and Egg Soba Noodles

What’s your favorite recipe to cook at home? Sour Dough Pizza!

What’s your favorite dish at a local restaurant? Crispy Pigs Ears at Pizza Toro

At the top of your list to try locally? Nationally?  The Burger at Union Square Café (at lunch by yourself), Pizza at Emma Squared, Korean Fried Chicken at Bohn Chon, and dinner at the bar room at Gramercy Tavern 

Ingredients you can’t live without? Salt and Lemon

What 3 things are always in your fridge? Ketchup, Duke’s Mayo, Tahini

Who’s a chef that inspires you? Dan Barber & Nancy Silverton

What’s your favorite food city (to visit) and why?  New York no question, because of the diversity in cuisine. Any craving you have you can find and it will be amazing!

Currently in heavy rotation on your playlist?   

  • Not a Problem by Lack of Afro & Watsky
  • Come on Michael by Labi Siffre
  • Good News by Mac Miller
  • After the Storm by Tyler the Creator & Bootsy Collins
  • Best Intensions by Tyler the Creator
  • Winter Blues by Joyner Lucas
  • Daydream by Lupe Fiasco

What drink starts your day? Ends your night? Coffee, Seltzer, Bourbon

What can we expect from the menu at Counting House? Fun, playful food, seasonally focused, ¼ staples, ¾ changing seasonally! Lots of smiles and love, humility.

Any dish you are particularly excited about? The burger – double smash, house-made milk bun, American cheese, maple black pepper bacon, deviled egg mayo!