Before his work with Ignite Wood Fire Grill in Lenexa City Center, Jameson worked in a diverse range of bars and restaurants spanning nightclubs,sports bars, fine dining, and cocktail lounges.

Born and raised in Kansas City, Jameson spent time professionally in Portland, Oregon and Washington, D.C., and was fortunate to work for and learn from some of the most talented chefs and professionals in the business, including Fabio Trabocchi (Fiola, Casa Luca), Spanish culinary powerhouse José Andrés (Zaytinya), and Katsuya Fukushima (Daikaya).

Jameson takes a simple, classical approach to building cocktails, with the goal of taking one to someplace special using thoughtful, seasonal ingredients and innovative plays on color and texture, all of which come together to tell a story.

After moving back to Kansas City in 2015, Jameson worked behind the bar at República, Il Lazzarone, Dempsey’s, and Jax Fish House until joining Riley Drive and Ignite in 2017.