Jon Butler

Executive Chef, The Penney & Parlour at Desert Island Country Club

Raised in a farming family in the Imperial Valley, chef Jon Butler calls the desert home.  After working at several top-tier restaurants in Europe and Los Angeles (Noma in Copenhagen, République in Los Angeles, and Arzak in San Sebastian, to name a few), Butler returned to his roots during the pandemic — working as executive chef at Mr. Lyons Steakhouse in Palm Springs and later building the food program at Desert Island Country Club. He is one of Southern California’s most heralded chefs, focused on using the freshest ingredients in the Coachella Valley.