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 to make people smile, one plate at a time.