Chef Matt Jordan is a culinary talent who has competed in eight Food Network series and counting. The Scottsdale resident, who was an executive chef by the age of 24, has also been an on-air expert for a variety of programming. Learn about Matt Jordan…
First job: Bag boy at Safeway.
Favorite ways to spend your free time in AZ: I love the outdoors. Hiking is a must. I’m an avid runner, and fitness is a big part of my life.
Your biggest accomplishment and why: Becoming an executive chef by the age of 24 and competing on eight Food Network Competition shows so far. I love to work hard and succeed.
The biggest obstacle you overcame: Working my way up through the restaurant industry.
Someone who inspires you and why: Guy Fieri. He’s the king of Food Network. He cares for the restaurant industry and those that work for him. Plus, he’s TV magic.
Advice to someone pursuing a career path in what you do: Buckle in and get ready to sweat. It’s a long hard road, and you have to want to succeed like you want to breathe.
Favorite quote: “I’m going to use all my tools, my God-given ability, and make the best life I can with it.” –LeBron James
Something someone would be surprised to learn about you: I’m a karate black belt. I’ve done a marathon and a classic triathlon.
What makes someone fabulous: Expressing their true ability, charisma and passion with vigor and intensity.