Jordan Whitmore began his cooking career in Port Huron, Mich. where he worked in the area’s top restaurants. In 2013 at age 22, he competed in the March of Dimes Signature Chef competition, winning first place against the County’s best and most experienced chef. It was at this moment he realized he needed to dream bigger.
In 2014, Jordan hit the Detroit scene when he landed a gig working for the Detroit Lions at Ford Field. At Ford Field, he had the privilege of opening MGM Grand’s Tunnel Club, the private high end space for the stadium’s VIP guests. He has also been hired as a private chef to many of Detroit’s elite families, as well as visiting celebrities such as Kevin Hart.
As a small town cook eager to take advantage of Detroit’s impeding renaissance, he found himself working at the top of it all, Coach Insignia atop the GM Renaissance Center. He was quickly promoted to Executive Sous Chef after only a few months.
In 2016, Jordan was hired by Two Michelin Star Chef Thomas Lents to open The Apparatus Room inside the Detroit Foundation Hotel. He was promoted to Chef De Cuisine at the hotel’s sister restaurant, The Chef’s Table. In 2018, he was part of the team that won the coveted Restaurant of the Year award from the Detroit Free Press.
In late 2018, Jordan began planning Savant in Midtown Detroit. He envisioned a place where he could provide highly technical cuisine and luxury ingredients to everyone, not just the privileged. Chef Jordan’s ultimate goal is make people smile, one plate at a time.
Our bar manager, Rebecca Wurster, in charge of creating a unique bar program for Savant, enjoys looking at drinks how she would art and layering flavors in unusual ways to create new surprises out of classic concepts. Rebecca’s aesthetic for molecular gastronomy shines through in the presentation of each cocktail, surely creating a conversation among each guest.
Fascinated by the interesting community that surrounds the service industry, general manager and talent buyer, Dana Taucher, has remained passionate about her skillset for over 10 years. Her dedication to producing a creative space and not just a restaurant, have allowed for art and music to flourish around the impeccable service provided at SAVANT.