Chef Jonathon Romans
Executive Chef of Mountain Sky Guest Ranch
I’m a Livingston, Montana native who has spent over two thirds of my life in restaurant kitchens. I completed my Le Cordon Blue externship here at the ranch back in 2000 and “just knew” then that my dream was to be the Chef at Mountain Sky Guest Ranch someday. I’ve spent the last 15 years in some of the top kitchens in Nashville and New York City, as well as traveling the globe to study food cultures. I like to spend my off time traveling and donating my time and expertise to helping local youth broaden their horizons in the hospitality industry.
Owner of Handbag Tailor
Owner of HT Leather Goods
Owner of Big Sky Programming
I was born and raised in Montana and will graduate from Montana State University this December, receiving a BS in marketing and a BA in English. I love to travel, and recently spent 6 months abroad studying in England and backpacking through Italy and France. When travelling, my itinerary is usually planned around the foods I wants to eat, with the occasional landmark thrown in for good measure. At J&J Artisan Tours, I assist in marketing and design.
Along with my husband and four kids, I moved to Bozeman 5 years ago from Minnesota to enjoy the slower pace of life that is Montana. One of my family's favorite things is travel...specifically road trips. Road trips offer a different kind of travel because it allows you to stop along the way and explore things not seen from a plane. My family and I have traveled since the kids were babies. Often not telling the kids where they were going until they arrived, as was the case on a trip to Wisconsin Dells and another all the way to Disney World! In addition, I used to travel for my previous business; sometimes as much as every other week. The thing I love most about travelling is the adventure - exploring new places, meeting locals and creating an experience. Something you don't usually get from a basic "stop in and visit only tourist spots" kind of travel. A favorite travel memory is being lost in Paris for hours with my sister because our hotel street was not on the map. Not only did we become incredibly familiar with Paris, but we met interesting people, even went to the police station for directions (to no avail), enjoyed the sites in the dark and rain, which looked very different than during the day, and finally upon arriving back to our hotel, took hot bubble baths in the adorably cute pink bathroom with claw foot tub. When not traveling or working, some of my other favorite past times include upcycling and recycling vintage and worn out furniture, floating on the Madison River and just hanging out with my awesome husband and kids...planning our next adventure.