Jack is a self-taught chef. He lives in Sag Harbor, New York with his food-writer wife, Lauren Chattman and their two daughters. Jack is a decade-long member of his local community farm.
In 1988, Jack Bishop started working at Cook's Magazine and collaborated on the launch of Cook's Illustrated in 1993. During his tenure with Cook's, he established tasting conventions later used at America's Test Kitchen. Jack edited The Best Recipe (1999), co-directed Cook's Country magazine in 2005, and became a cast member of America’s Test Kitchen and Cook’s Country TV on Public Television. Jack also regularly appears on Today(NBC).