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Edouardo Jordan, acclaimed Seattle chef, accused by 15 women of sexual misconduct or unwanted touching

The Seattle Times

By Jackie Varriano and Asia Fields

June 13, 2021 at 6:00 am

In Seattle, working for Edouardo Jordan is the equivalent of striking restaurant gold.

Before the pandemic, a constant stream of hopeful staff flowed through the doors of Jordan’s three restaurants, hoping the experience of working for a two-time James Beard Award winner would open doors to prestigious restaurants around the world. The New York Times dubbed his JuneBaby “the hottest new Southern restaurant in the country” in 2018.

But as his profile rose, he also subjected employees and other women in the local restaurant industry to sexual misconduct or unwanted touching, according to 28 people who spoke to The Seattle Times.

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