For Jasper J. Mirabile Jr., working in the kitchen of Kansas City’s most award-winning restaurant has been a homecoming to his family-owned establishment. Mirabile’s family history reflects a love for fine food and elegance. His grandmother helped his father launch Jasper’s back in 1954, and now almost 67 years later, Jasper Jr has taken the reins.
Today, he works to impart his vast knowledge of food to all who are interested by offering multiple cooking classes in venues across Kansas and Missouri as well as traveling to Europe with clients to visit cooking schools in Italy and France. Mirabile is an acclaimed chef who has made guest chef appearances at The James Beard House in New York. He has been featured in several major newspapers and magazines across the USA. Recently, Zagat named Jasper’s one of America’s Top 25 Italian Restaurants and Travel & Leisure named Jasper’s one of USA’s Top Italian Restaurants.
Jasper has been friends with the Anselmo family for many years. His nephew Jasper was also in Brian’s class at Rockhurst. When Brian died, Jasper met with Jerry and encouraged him to start a foundation in Brian’s honor. So we have Jasper to thank for helping launch the BMA Foundation. His continued support over the years has been invaluable.