Having trained at the Ballymaloe Cookery School in his native Ireland, Jordan was immediately picked up by the Michelin star chef Skye Gyngell, with whom he worked for years at Petersham Nurseries Restaurant in London. He went on to cook for high profile private clients where he gained a following for his naturally healthy, yet indulgent food. This led to the publication of his first book ‘The Guilt Free Gourmet’, and subsequently ‘The Natural Food Kitchen’, which was shortlisted for a Guild of Food Writers Award.
Jordan is also the UK’s leading authority on Korean cuisine. He was named the winner of the K-Food Festival, a competition searching for the UK’s best Korean chef and was subsequently awarded an honorary ambassadorship by the Korean Foreign Ministry to promote Korean food in Europe. He learned his craft in Korea from a number of the most respected chefs and food producers in the country. Together with his Korean wife they are the authors of ‘Our Korean Kitchen’, which was shortlisted for the André Simon award and is the winner of the ‘cookery book of the year’ award at the Fortnum & Mason Awards.
His work has featured in numerous national and international publications including Observer Food monthly, The Guardian COOK magazine, The Times, The Sunday Times, Vogue, Elle, Hello!, Delicious, BBC Good Food, Waitrose Kitchen and Food & Travel.
Jordan has contributed to a number of radio and TV shows both in Ireland for RTE and TV3, and in the UK for BBC1’s ‘Food & Drink’, Channel 4’s Jamie (Oliver) & Jimmy’s Friday Night Feast, ‘Marriage of Flavours’ for Fox International, a new Korean show for UKTV Food and he has also collaborated with Marks & Spencer for their Christmas campaign (watch here) and with Tesco for their weeknight meals youtube videos, watch here.