Jeff Flancer

Favorite color: Seafoam green

My name is Jeff Flancer, Founder of Flancer’s in April 2000. I am a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, N.Y.

In the 80’s I was a Chef working from restaurants at the Inner Harbor of Baltimore to the finest French restaurants in Los Angeles. In 1990 I moved to Santa Fe, N.M., a spiritual hub with authentic southwest culture and cuisine. I owned my restaurant there, for 9 years before happily moving to Phoenix in 2000; we’ve been rockin’ taste buds in AZ since then!

I have served on the AZ Restaurant Association as a board member for many years. I enjoy power boating and sailing and one day want to sail around the world, I’m working on it. Poker is a favorite past time with friends.

My artistic & talented older son Gaffney is off to College at U of A, and in 2016-17 is studying abroad in Japan. I am very proud of him. He’s into Japanese Anime, multiple languages and art.  Look for his name on the menu! My younger son Max passed away in 2014, his life sadly cut way too short.

I would like to thank my excellent and worthy staff for the huge part they play, every day, in making us what we are known for: Making gourmet grub with a unique twist on new & old favorites, peppered with friendly service, in a quaint neighborhood eatery.

Our daily mission is to “Elevate the taste buds of everyday folks!”, so get yourself elevated today!

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