Born and raised in Chicago, Jordan’s career in food began in 1998 working for notable area restaurants such as Coco Pazzo, Blackbird, and NoMi. With a deep passion for Italian cuisine, Jordan moved to Italy in 2002 and worked in restaurants in both Spoleto and Florence. With refined skills and deeper culinary aptitude, Jordan moved back to the United States in 2003 and spent one year with the culinary team at Bouley before joining Marco Canora at Hearth as a line cook. Showing great promise and genuine talent, Jordan was promoted to Chef de Cuisine in 2006 and remained there until 2011 before joining the team at August as Executive Chef. Not long after, Jordan left the pass to join David Chang’s Momofuku group as Director of Culinary Operations. He spent the next two years traveling throughout New York and Canada overseeing culinary programming and opening three new restaurants in Toronto. Feeling a pull back to the kitchen, Jordan left Momofuku in 2014 to become Executive Chef at Sessanta in Soho. Jordan was most recently the Executive Chef at 10 Corso Como Restaurant and Café in New York City. Jordan lives in Brooklyn with his wife, Emily, and their two children, Zanghi and Elio. Since 2011, Jordan has been working with farmers, producers, and travel agencies teaching cooking classes and hosting culinary tours in the Tuscany, Puglia and Sicily regions of Italy. Jordan holds black belts in both Seido and Kyokushin styles of karate and continues to study these forms of martial arts in his spare time.
I am a New York based chef that works with
local farmers and artisanal food producers from around the world. My recipes are specifically influenced by the food of Southern Italy (Il Mezzogiorno) and Sicily, as well as other Mediterranean cuisine.
This website contains images and stories of my travels
over the past twenty years and the food that
it has inspired.
Crafted Hospitality/The Beekman- Executive Sous Chef- Present
Sessanta- Executive Chef- 2014-2016
Momofuku Group- Culinary Director- 2012-2014
August Restaurant- Executive Chef- 2011-2012
Hearth Restaurant- Chef de Cuisine 2004-2011
Bouley- Line Cook- 2003-2004
Ristorante Beccofino- Line Cook- 2002-2003
NoMi- Line Cook- 2001-2002
Blackbird- Line Cook- 2000-2001
Coco Pazzo- Line Cook-1998-2000
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