REX 1516′s Regis Jansen Stepping Down to Battle His Cystic Fibrosis

Chef Regis Jansen who has been the chef at REX 1516 since it opened earlier this year is stepping down due to medical reasons. Jansen has been battling Cystic Fibrosis and is leaving his position to focus on his health.

Jansen says he is “incredibly grateful for the opportunity and support owners Jill Weber and Evan Malone have given me. Being part of the REX 1516 launch has been a true highlight in my culinary career.”

Jansen’s former line cook at 1601 and sous chef at REX 1516, Justin Swain will take over in the kitchen.

We wish Jansen the best.

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  • http://michellecass.yelp.com Michelle C.

    Sorry to hear this. Best wishes, Regis.

  • Annie Heckenberger (@anniemal)

    Wishing him well.

  • Tom Emanski

    A shame. Dude could cook. Hope he bounces back soon.