Established in 2001, Jack Sprat continues to serve carnivores and vegans side by side in what has been a peaceful culinary experiment! Our slogan is "Fat & Lean World Cuisine" which allows for healthy alternatives with flavors from around the globe. You will find humanely raised meats, local & sustainably caught seafood and lots of vegetarian dishes on our menu. We create a fun & relaxing atmosphere for everyone to enjoy. Jack Sprat is committed to providing the community of Girdwood and its visitors with the highest quality of food and service. Stop in for weekend brunch or try one of our nightly dinner specials where we evolve with the seasons and let the raw ingredients shine.
After a short stint of tossing pizza in Girdwood, Andrew spent a year traveling Scandinavia and Northern Europe gaining a greater appreciation for sub-arctic traditional foods and techniques. Upon returning, he landed at Sacks Cafe in Anchorage, where he studied under some of Alaska's most innovative chefs in an environment that fostered creativity and encouraged culinary exploration. In eight years at Sacks, Andrew rose from Prep Cook to Head Evening Chef, running one of Alaska's most praised kitchens. In 2014, Andrew joined the team at Jack Sprat where he continues his culinary exploration and his goal of bringing a uniquely alaskan cuisine to our community.
Rob joins us from the Pacific Northwest where he developed a passion for cooking and gardening by learning techniques from his grandmother. Chef Glover hails from Eugene, Oregon, but completed his schooling in Washington State followed by a culinary degree from the Art Institute of Portland. Strong mentors refined his skills after a move to Aspen, Colorado working in the largest outfit in the area, Element 47. Rob advanced to Lead Line Cook while feeding a new snowboarding addiction in the Rockies. A sense of curiosity and adventure brought him to Girdwood where he continues to gravitate to adrenaline sports while expanding the boundaries of what can be created in a kitchen.
Frans is originally from Michigan, but has called Girdwood, Alaska home since 1999. His parents instilled in him the glory of service and the necessity of Nutrition. More than his past, and it does include an “illustrious” campus with a finalized degree, he wants to heal people through the education, motivation and demonstration of Conscious Eating. Frans believes we truly “are what we eat” and the choices we make add up to a lifetime of health or disease.
You will find Frans most days managing daily operations and fine tuning the menu. All work and no play make “Jack” a dull boy so Frans, occasionally, heads up or down the mountain depending on the season.
Jennifer Herrick Weits is co-owner and one of the founding members of Jack Sprat. She believes in the power of raw, fresh ingredients and friendly service in a fun and eclectic atmosphere. Jack Sprat came from a dream she had in college; a place that would serve vegans and carnivores side by side. She lobbies heavily for the "lean" menu items that support our mission to serve fat and lean world cuisine under one roof. She has had the pleasure of working with amazing chefs and servers over the years who taught invaluable lessons in hospitality and friendship. Originally from Michigan, Jen traveled to Alaska from Lake Tahoe, calling Girdwood home ever since.
Select Tuesdays 6PM-10PM Rain or Shine
Have a look at the music schedule here.
Jack Sprat is the perfect place to celebrate your special occasion. We offer private dining opportunities from intimate gatherings to business dinners, office parties and wedding rehearsals, with seating for up to 75 guests.
Our personalized menus emphasize the freshest, seasonal foods with sustainably sourced alaskan seafood and humanely raised meats and poultry. Our commitment to quality, locally sourced ingredients is apparant in every dish that we serve.
The four-course menu features shared appetizers including the popular Yam Fries, followed by choice of soup or salad, entrées and desserts. Chef Andrew Brown can fully customize the menu to suit vegan, vegetarian and carnivore alike.
At Jack Sprat we want to make your private dinner a welcoming and intimate event. We offer a fully customized experience and can accommodate most special requests.
We also offer buffet dining and off-site catering. Click here for additional details.
Groups under 17 guests may make a general reservation and order off of the regular menu a la carte with no room fee. Custom menus available by request. Groups with 17 guests or more may order off of a customized menu. Please speak with our dining room manager to book groups larger than 17 guests.