Chef Edouardo Jordan grew up in St. Petersburg, Florida, and was often pressed into kitchen duty by his mother and grandmother. But soon, he grew inspired and after college headed off to culinary school. After jobs at some of the nation's top restaurants, including The French Laundry and Per Se, he broke out on his own with Seattle's celebrated Salare. Last year he opened JuneBaby and featured foods of the South. In May, the James Beard Foundation named it the nation's Best New Restaurant and named Jordan Best Chef in the Northwest.