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Jordan is a chef, consultant, food stylist and author of two bestselling cookbooks, focusing on naturally healthy recipes. He is also the author of the soon to be published 'Our Korean Kitchen'.
Having trained at the renowned Ballymaloe Cookery School in his native Ireland, Jordan was immediately picked up by the Michelin star chef Skye Gyngell to work with her and her team at Petersham Nurseries Restaurant in London. During his years there, Jordan began cooking for high profile private clients, where he soon gained an international following for his naturally healthy, yet indulgent recipes, using alternatives to refined and processed ingredients.
Jordan's work in this area led to his first cookbook 'The Guilt Free Gourmet', which he wrote with his sister Jessica Bourke - a leading nutritional therapist. It went on to be an international best seller and he was subsequently commissioned to write his second cookbook, 'The Natural Food Kitchen'.
Jordan is an experienced Korean chef. He was named the winner of the K-Food Festival, a competition searching for the UK's best Korean chef. He was also awarded an honorary ambassadorship by the Korean Foreign Ministry to promote Korean food in the UK. 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', a bible of authentic Korean home cooking.
Jordan has worked with some of the most respected chefs working in London, including Skye Gyngell, Yotam Ottolenghi, Thomasina Miers and Greg Malouf. His work has featured in numerous national and international publications including The Guardian COOK magazine, The Times, The Sunday Times, Vogue, Elle, Hello!, Delicious, BBC Good Food, Waitrose Kitchen and Food & Travel.
He has also 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', the new Evening Standard TV station 'London Live', and also for 'Marriage of Flavours' a new cookery show from the team behind 'Honey & Co' for Fox International.
Most recently Jordan's book 'The Natural Food Kitchen' has been nominated for a Guild of Food Writers Award.
Jordan lives in London, with his wife Jina.