Chef Anthony Jones

Culinary Director

  • Without commitment, you’ll never start. But more importantly, without consistency, you’ll never finish.
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A native of Sunderland, MD, Anthony Jones has returned home to lead thekitchen of Dirty Habit DC as Executive Chef.

Jones discovered his passion for cooking at a young age,inspired to pursue a culinary career after falling in love with episodes of the original Iron Chef; little did he know that he would done day find himself on the other side of the screen. In 2022, Jones brought home first place on an episode of Food Network’sChopped, joining the ranks o fellow top toques as a Chopped Champion. Jones is no stranger to working among some of the best in theculinary landscape–most recently, he worked as MarcusSamuelsson’sright-handman asExecutiveSousChef at Red Rooster Overton in Miami, which was awarded a Michelin Bib Gourmand in 2019. Prior to his Florida move, Jones worked at several DMV-area restaurants, including BLT Steak, Birch & Barley and The Sovereign.

Jones attended Johnson and Wales University in Charlotte, NC, where he received his associate degree in applied science culinary arts. Along with his Choppedvictory and Michelin accolade, Jones was also honored as a guest chef at the Worlds of Flavor Event in NapaValley in 2022 and was a participating chef in the Diaspora Kitchen TourinCameroon, Africa, in 2023alongside other acclaimed Black chefs such asChefMashama Bailey and Chef BJ Dennis

When Jones is not crafting his latest dish at Dirty Habit, he enjoys outdoor activities and cooking with his partner, Max. Along with their friends, they channel their competitive sides over frequent card games and videogames.