Jonas Palekas

Jonas Palekas is a chef, food thinker, and product designer working in the field of gastronomy.

In 2017 Jonas founded a restaurant Delta Mityba in the artists’ center Autarkia, which since then plays a major role in Vilnius's contemporary art scene. Besides, Jonas participates in artistic projects and events across Europe, including Biennale di Venezia 2017 and 2018, Volcano Extravaganza 2019 in Italy, Kunstverein Amsterdam 2019, and others.

With interests in social, cultural, and ecological contexts of nowadays world and with his education in culinary arts, Jonas works across the boundaries of human nutritional habits and raises questions related to food in our uncertain times.

In November 2022 Jonas started a residency at Jan Van Eyck Academie in Maastricht, Netherlands. 


Jonas Palekas joined DAI as chef de cuisine in Nida, Lithuania in 2021 and 2023.