Chef Bananas has performed all over the St. Louis region, including shows at the ever-popular St. Louis Zoo. In fact, he drove 800 people BANANAS at each one of his sell out shows during "Boo at the Zoo." Chef Bananas is the alter ego of magician Chad Jacobs. Chad discoverd his love for magic at the age of seven and has been performing ever since. Chad has won mulitple awards from the International Brotherhood of Magicians in close-up magic, and is on the executive board of the Society of American Magicians. Just about any kind of kids or family event is perfect for Chef Bananas. He has performed at elementary schools, preschools, daycares, fairs, libraries, birthday parties, festivals, and tradeshows.
STORY OF CHEF BANANAS: Chef Bananas has had a passion for magic his whole life. In fact, the chef was performing for people at the very early age of 4 months. His parents couldn't believe his magic and comedy chops came before he could even crawl. He couldn't talk yet either, but his nack for silent magic impressed everyone. The chef wasn't always called BANANAS. He was born Chris P. Bacon. His parents decided to change his name because of his insatiable appetite for BANANAS. BANANAS also found their way into the chef's life at every turn. In fact, when he was nine years old Chef BANANAS ran his bike into a banana truck and ended up in the hospital for three weeks. He refused to eat anything other than BANANAS. Luckily, he found a nurse that knew how to make his favorite, BANANAS Foster. When he finally got out of the hospital, he made the decision to follow his dream, and his passion. He devoted the next 35 years to becoming the best he could, using the only two things he cared about in his life, magic and BANANAS. If you ever get the chance to see the chef in action, do it! You won't be sorry. He specializes in birthday parties and all types of other family events. Remember, when people ask you what you like about Chef BANANAS' show, just tell them it has great "appeal."