Seattle’s Most Influential People 2018: Chef Edouardo Jordan

After a year involving countless national accolades and a three-star review in 'The New York Times,' chef Edouardo Jordan may be the most buzzed-about chef in the country
Edouardo Jordan photographed at Salare, one of his restaurants

This article appears in print in the November 2018 issue, as part of the Most Influential People of the Year feature. Click here to subscribe.

Just four years ago, Edouardo Jordan, chef/owner of Salare and JuneBaby, was cooking in other chefs’ kitchens. Today—after a year involving two James Beard Awards, countless national accolades and a three-star review in The New York Times—he’s arguably the most buzzed-about chef in the country. Though we love the food at his Ravenna temple to Southern fare, JuneBaby, what we love even more is the conversation he’s started about a better understanding of Southern food’s history, better representation of black chefs and better fried chicken for everyone. 


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