Jeremy Ashby

Lexington, KY
AZUR LexingtonBrasabana

Kentucky born and raised, Chef Jeremy Ashby has emerged as a prize winning chef in an era when tradition and the local food movement have united, and Kentucky is the “in” place to live and work and experience culinary delights. A co-owner and a part of the Azur Food Group since 2007, he joins Chef Miguel Rivas, Bernie Lovely and Rob Mudd in bringing the finest of cuisine to Lexington, KY in the form of Azur Restaurant and Patio, Azur Catering and the newest member of the family — Brasabana, featuring Cuban cuisine. it is no surprise that Chef Jeremy is already looking to plant the traditional seeds of Cuba and the islands in Kentucky soil.

After graduating from Johnson & Wales University in Charleston, SC in 2000 Jeremy pursued additional training and experience with renowned chefs Donald Barickman and Norman Van Aken in Charleston, SC and Miami, FL. To name just a few of his honors, he has been a participating chef in numerous James Beard dinner tours including an appearance at the original James Beard House in New York City. In addition to his work as Executive Chef, he co-hosts Food News and Chews television along with Sylvia Lovely on Fox 56 and soon coming to Kentucky Educational Television.

Accolades & Publications

  • Inaugural Lyons Farm International – Chef Showdown winner (2012)
  • Independent Restaurateur – Excellence in Community Service Midwest (2012)
  • Kentucky Great American Seafood Cook-Off – 1st Place (2011)


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