Ian Jensen’s background includes restaurant stints in Hawaii and throughout the Pacific Northwest

Anthony’s Restaurants is very excited to introduce Ian Jensen as the new head chef for Anthony’s at the Old Mill District.

Jensen’s professional venture into restaurants began at the age of 18 when he was hired as an entry level cook at the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel in Hawaii. He was simultaneously studying the culinary arts program at Hawaii Community College at the University of Hawaii where he eventually earned his degree.

Jensen remained at Mauna Kea Resort until 2016 when he and his family relocated to Seattle. He held a Lead Line Chef position at the W Hotel, a Sous Chef position at Emory’s on Silver Lake, was the Executive Chef at Sansei Seafood Restaurant and Sushi Bar and Chef De Cuisine at Angel of the Winds Casino before joining the Anthony’s team in 2020.

“I’m very excited about being in Bend,” Jensen says. “My family and I traveled to Bend for vacation in 2018 and I’d been wanting to be a part of this community ever since. I love that I’ve found a position here where I can put my best talents forward to serve locals and visitors of the area. I am also a huge seafood fan and I love that Anthony’s has such a deep focus on serving local seafood and produce.”

“We’re all so thrilled to have Ian on board to lead our team in Bend,” says Herb Gould, CEO of Anthony’s. “His passion and expertise are incredible additions to our company’s leadership team and we can’t wait to see all of the wonderful things he’s going to accomplish at the Anthony’s in Bend.”

Anthony’s at the Old Mill District is located at 475 SW Powerhouse Drive Bend, OR 97702. The hours of operation are 3-9 p.m. daily. Reservations are recommended either by phone (541) 389-8998 or via OpenTable.