Jack Czarnecki has appeared on about 35 television stations across the country including "Good Morning America" (two times), "The Home Show," "Regis and Kathy Lee," "the 60 Minute Gourmet," "CBS Morning News," and several cable features including three appearances on the Television Food Network, the Discovery channel, and QVC. In Pennsylvania, Jack hosted his own television show on Eastern Pa. cable, "At the Table with Jack Czarnecki."
Feature stories have appeared about Jack in virtually every metropolitan newspaper in the United States with numerous feature in such papers as the Chicago Tribune, New York Times, Philadelphia Inquirer, Star, USA Today, Nation's Restaurant News, The Christian Science Monitor, The Wine Spectator, San Francisco Examiner, and the Washington Post.
Magazine features include half a dozen features in airline magazines, Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, Food & Wine, Gourmet, Bon Appetit, Harrowsmith, The New York Times Sunday Magazine, People, and Town & Country among others. Radio appearances include National Public Radio, as well as shows in every major metropolitan market in the United States and Canada. Currently Jack hosts his own radio show, "At the Table With Jack Czarnecki," the only food radio show in Oregon on KLYC-1260 Radio in Yamhill County.
His books include "Joe's Book of Mushroom Cookery" (Atheneum, 1986, paperback, 1988), "A Cook's Book of Mushrooms" (Artisan, 1995) which won the 1996 James Beard Award, and "Portobello Cookbook" (Artisan, 1997). Jack has also written articles for Cuisine Magazine, specialty food publications, and the British Journal of Wine. Jack has judged wine competitions nationally for over twenty years now.
He is currently a director of Distinguished Restaurants of North America, a board member of the American Institute of Wine and Food, a founding member of the Society of American Cuisine, advisory Board Member of the Pennsylvania State University, former board member of Berks County Chamber of Commerce, former President of the Berks County Visitor's Information Association, and a former director of the Wyomissing Institute of Fine Arts. Jack and Heidi are both currently members of the McMinnville and Newberg chapters of the Rotary Club.
On November 11, 1997 Jack and Heidi fufilled a lifelong dream and opened The Joel Palmer House in Dayton Oregon, which has already received outstanding reviews in Food and Wine, and the New York Times as well as being named Restaurant of the Region by Willamette Week magazine in Portland.
- Jack Czarnecki