Our insanely talented chef takes the freshest locally sourced ingredients, then applies generous amounts of creativity and culinary genius to make them into over-the-top gourmet masterpieces in the C ST Bistro kitchen! Learn a little about this culinary artist before coming in to C St Bistro to meet the chef in person...

Chef Paul Becking

Meet the Chef : Image of Chef Paul Becking, owner of C St Bistro, Jacksonville, Oregon


Chef Paul Becking graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara with a degree in Sculpture and Fine Arts. It is no wonder that he then went on to join the Santa Barbara City College of Culinary Arts. He excelled there, graduating first in his class.

Subsequently Paul earned the esteemed honor of preparing food with Julia Child.

Meet the Chef :  C St Bistro owner / Head Chef Paul Becking with Julia Child

After working as Sous and Executive Chef for a number of revered Santa Barbara restaurants, Chef Paul took the plunge to begin a culinary endeavor of his own, and the concept of cooking with fire, water, air and earth was born.

Elements Restaurant was an instant success and became the go-to restaurant destination at the time. Soon followed two daughters. Then the long hours as Executive Chef steered Paul to seek a slower pace. He began to seek an opportunity to open his own eatery.

On a leap of faith, he found himself U-Haul bound for Southern Oregon. After working at Porters Restaurant and The Butcher Shop in Medford, he pounced on an opportunity to purchase a small café in Jacksonville. There he established C ST Bistro in 2010.

Chef Paul bases the Bistro’s core culinary values on from-scratch cooking with locally sourced, bad-free ingredients. His love for southern Oregon and its expansive locally grown bounty guarantee no southbound return anytime soon.