Jenn Louis has enjoyed a culinary career spanning more than two decades. She grew up believing that a creative path was in her future and found her calling early in the kitchen. She has owned several highly acclaimed Portland restaurants as well as a wildly successful full-service catering company. Jenn has competed on Bravo's Top Chef Masters, was named one of Food & Wine's Best New Chefs in 2012, and her simple, sophisticated cooking style, championing seasonal Pacific Northwest US 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, was nominated for an IACP from the International Association of Culinary Professionals. Her second book, The Book Of Greens, won an IACP award in 2017. The book was also nominated for a James Beard Award. Jenn is involved with nonprofits including Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation and Portland Homeless Family Shelter. She lives in Portland, Oregon with her three cats, Wasco, Silverado Silverstein and Tov, and loves to garden, read, and cook for her neighbours. Especially chicken soup!