JORDAN SCLARE - Group Head Chef of Black Roe

TTF Interviews - JORDAN SCLARE - Group Head Chef of Black Roe

10-February-2016

JORDAN SCLARE - Group Head Chef of Black Roe

Before taking his role as Executive Head Chef at Chotto Matte, Jordan opened Buddha Bar London, where he worked as Executive Head Chef and brought the concept over from Paris. He was also favoured by Italian fashion designer Giorgio Armani for his private yacht, and worked as Executive Head Chef at Aqua Kyoto London winning 2AA rosettes in his 2nd year. Jordan has travelled to and cooked in Hong Kong, Japan, Spain, Ireland, israel, Monaco, Greece and had spent a month in Peru with Kurt Zdesar founder of Chotto Matte eating in all the restaurants Lima had to offer including, carnivals and markets on his search to find the real taste of Peru.

 

CURRENT KITCHEN & ROLE

Group Executive Head Chef at Black Roe and Chotto Matte

PAST KITCHENS & ROLES

Chef at Aqua Kyoto, Nobu, Gordon Ramsey, Buddha Bar, Savoy

DESERT ISLAND DISH & DISC

A full English breakfast with ketchup and 90s dancehall music

 

 

What inspired you to become a chef?

The freedom of experimenting and to make others happy through taste

 

What was your very first job?

I was 14 years old and worked as a prep chef in a banqueting suit in London. I worked alongside the French head chef and this really confirmed to me that I wanted to be a chef

 

 

 

 

Which ingredients do you have a love/hate relationship?

Salted Anchovies use them correctly great for seasoning - use them wrongly or heavy handed.... Yuk

 

Which Chef inspires you the most?

Michael Paul - he is a perfect role model of a relented chef / team leader / motivator

 

What would be your last supper and who would cook it?

Jamaican ox tail , rice n peas cooked by my wife 

 

Favourite junk food/ guilty pleasure?

Praline and cream ice cream I'm a huge fan of ice cream - don't call it junk!!

 

 

What would you like to change about the restaurant industry?

I wish the working conditions for the young chefs would improve. A lot of young chefs leave the industry due to the pressure.

 

Who would be in your fantasy dinner party?

Michael Jordan I'm a huge basketball fan 

 

What does the future hold for yourself and your restaurant?

I'm traveling the world with Kurt Zdesar the group founder and opening delicious restaurants - also working on the Nikkei Boys 

Written by Lateef Okunnu


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