My F&W
quick save (...)

Jordan Kahn

Chef Jordan Kahn
Photo © Anne Fishbein

Restaurant: Red Medicine (Read a review)

Location: Beverly Hills

Why He's Amazing: Because he's created a menu full of fantastic Vietnamese flavors—and has never been to Vietnam.

Culinary School: Johnson & Wales University (Charleston, SC)

Background: Michael Mina/XIV (Los Angeles), Alinea (Chicago), Per Se (New York), the French Laundry (Yountville, CA)

Quintessential Dish: Imperial Wagyu beef brisket braised with palm sugar and fish sauce

Fast Track: Kahn, who trained as a pastry chef, talked the dean at Johnson & Wales into letting him complete the two-year program in eight months.

Los Angeles Loyalist: "The ingredients here are unbelievable. Everybody talks about Northern California, but I'd put what we have here up against any other part of the country."

On Working at Alinea: "It was an intense, dense experience. One year there felt like five years anywhere else."

The Dish
Receive delicious recipes and smart wine advice 4x per week in this e-newsletter.
The Wine List Weekly pairing plus best bottles to buy.
F&W Daily One sensational dish served fresh every day.

Tune in on Wednesdays at 10PM ET for Top Chef: Boston, the 12th season of Bravo's Emmy-Award winning, hit reality series.

Already looking forward to next year (June 19-21, 2015)? Relive your favorite moments from the culinary world's most sensational weekend in the Rocky Mountains.