Cook. Chef. Teacher.

Photo by: Ian J. Whitmore


  • James Beard Award: Lincoln was nominated 2X & Book of Greens was a finalist

  • Best New Chef - Food & Wine Magazine, Jenn was a 2012 BNC

  • IACP: Book of Greens won a IACP award


Jenn Louis has competed on Bravo's "Top Chef Masters," was named one of Food & Wine's "Best New Chefs," and her simple, sophisticated cooking style, utilizing seasonal Pacific Northwest ingredients, has earned her two nominations for the James Beard Foundation Award of Best Chef: Northwest. Her debut cookbook, "Pasta By Hand" published in 2015, which was nominated for an IACP from the International Association of Culinary Professionals in the category of "Single Subject Cookbooks," and her second book, "The Book Of Greens" debuted in April 2017 and won an IACP award. The book was also nominated for a James Beard Award. She has owned and operated three restaurants and a catering business in Portland, Oregon. Jenn is actively involved with nonprofits including Alex's Lemonade and Share Our Strength.  She resides in Portland, OR with her three cats, Wasco, Silverado Silverstein, and Tov, and loves to play the drums, work in her garden, and cook for her friends.

Press & News

Cooking Light Magazine

Food & Wine Magazine

Food & Wine Magazine

Food 52 Online

Saveur Magazine

Wall Street Journal

Wine Enthusiast Magazine

Cherry Bombe Magazine

Extra Crispy Online

Food Network Magazine

Munchies Online

Thrillist Online