Our Story


Jon Kohler


Pairings Bistro is the inspiration of Chef/Owner Jon Kohler.  After graduating from Johnson and Wales University with an Associates Degree in Culinary Arts and a Bachelor of Science in Food Service Management, Jon began perfecting his craft in various Maryland hotels and restaurants. Jon’s culinary expertise has evolved to include a strong Belgian influence which he developed during frequent visits to his wife, Sandy’s, family in Brussels. His love for food would eventually be matched with a growing passion for wine.  Jon worked as a manager for a fine wine distributor, allowing him to travel extensively in America and overseas and broadening his taste and knowledge of the grape.