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