Jordan Arace

Credit: Martha Pollay

Executive Chef, Bargello & District 42

Maker: Chef

Chef Jordan Arace took his first kitchen job at age 14 and hasn’t looked back. By the time he was 22, he was the Head Chef of a restaurant in New Orleans which propelled him into fine dining and hospitality, first at The Grill Room in the 5-star/5-diamond Windsor Court Hotel and later in Charleston, SC at the famed Charleston Place Hotel. He went on to work for chefs Bob Wagoner and Michelle Weaver in Charleston before landing at Posana in 2006. He brought with him all his expertise in high end kitchens and a love for all things pasta and in 2016, became Chef de Cuisine. In 2018, Mandara Hospitality Group announced that Jordan would helm the kitchens at Bargello & District 42, their new restaurants located on the ground floor of the hotel Arras. Jordan has also dedicated his time to mentoring young chefs and helping them navigate their culinary path. When he’s not in the kitchen, he is likely to be found enjoying the outdoors with his wife and two children.

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