Edouardo Jordan was born and raised in St. Petersburg, Florida, and made his way to Seattle after working in many prestigious restaurants. Chef Jordan opened the doors to his first restaurant, Salare, in June of 2015, focusing on influences from France, Italy, the American south, and the Caribbean. In April 2017, Chef Jordan opened his second restaurant, JuneBaby, which focuses on celebrating his roots and Southern Cuisine, which has received much attention both nationally and locally. In 2018, Jordan received the esteemed 2018 James Beard Award for Best Chef Northwest for Salare and Best New Restaurant forJuneBaby. In December of 2018 he opened his third restaurant, Lucinda Grain Bar, highlighting heirloom, ancient, and local grains. In 2019, Chef Jordan launched his retail brand, Food with Roots to bring his favorite products into the retail world. He is the founder of the annual event, The Soul of Seattle.
When not in the kitchen, you can find him spending time with his son and Boxer, enjoying the bounty that Seattle has to offer.
In 2016, Chef Edouardo Jordan was on a journey to create his award-winning restaurant, JuneBaby, and chitlins were on his mind. Chitlins (chitterlings for some folks) have a history--they are history. Chitlins and Chef Jordan had some real history; he recalls first time he walked into his grandmothers house and got the first hit of the aroma, the first time he fell in love with them and their unique taste, the first time he was ridiculed by his peers because he and his family ate chitlins. He took his personal history with chitlins and decided to embrace it by placing chitlins as a permanent feature on JuneBaby's menu. Chitlins are a statement. Chitlins are a movement, a representation of challenging times and survival. They represent hardship, perseverance, culture, history, skill, and talent. During these trying times chitlins loudly gives us hope that we will overcome.
With the brand, The Food with Roots, these ideas were launched to bring inspired retail items to you without the aroma and taste of chitlins but with the statement: we are survivors, we shall overcome.