Executive Chef, Jason Cline has more than 20 years in the restaurant business around the United States, whipping up amazing dishes in culinary promised lands such as San Francisco and Los Angeles. In 2008, Jason, felt it was time to come back to his home town with his new found talents to join the evolving culinary scene in Saint Petersburg, Florida. Acting as Executive Chef at two acclaimed fine dining restaurants, The Birchwood Inn, and Bin 27 Bistro, Jason felt it was time to change it up a little bit and use his talents to bring amazing tasting food with an affordable cost. Spending countless nights thinking of the perfect restaurant concept, he saw that a friend and mentor had opened a poke shop in Chicago. Realizing that concept would be a great addition to the bay area, Jason decided to bring his own Poke Shop, Poke Rose to the Tampa Bay area, focusing on fresh, healthy poke bowls in a fast casual atmosphere.
Executive Chef / Owner
Jason Cline has known his calling was in hospitality since he was thirteen years old when he began washing dishes at a local restaurant. After Graduating from Johnson & Wales University, Cline has since honed his craft with some of the country’s finest chefs and restaurants in Orlando, San Diego, Los Angeles and San Francisco before returning home to St Petersburg, Florida. Upon returning to the bay area, he was the Executive Chef of The Birchwood Hotel and Bin 27 Bistro before starting his own restaurant group. He is now the Executive Chef and owner of Poke Rose, bringing Globally inspired healthy poke bowls to the Tampa Bay area.
Director of Operations / Owner
Daniel Cline, 32, from Buffalo, New York, started out in restaurants at the age of 16 as a busser at a local restaurant. At 17, he joined The Air Force National Guard and was employed for more than 10 years as an aircraft inspector. After the Air Force, Daniel spent 3 years in Southern Afghanistan in Quality Management, overseeing after food service, base construction, and various other services provided to the US Army. As the mission in Afghanistan wound down, Daniel moved to St. Petersburg, Florida, to join his cousin Jason, former Executive Chef of the Birchwood Inn. Working in the background, Daniel’s job is to ensure that the quality of Poke Rose is maintained and exceeds the highest of expectations and standards which are progressively growing every day in the Tri-County Area.