The Next Wright Chef...
In a competition to become the next Wright Chef at Copper Restaurant + Bar, located in the Frank Lloyd Wright designed Price Tower in Bartlesville, Jordan Keen has been selected.
Chef Jordan is from Clearwater, Florida. He has been a Chef de Cuisine at several restaurants in the state of Florida for the past five years. Jordan has been involved with staff training, executing menu changes, and specializes in New American upscale dining.
The Wright Chef is a unique position developed by Price Tower Arts Center as part of its dynamic artist in residence programs. The winner has the opportunity to have creative control of the menu and operational control of the restaurant and kitchen for the period of one year. Keen will be mentored by three Tulsa-area chefs who are volunteering their time including Miranda Kaiser, Lia Lewis and Callie Farish; as well as our previous Wright Chef, "Nook" Ducre, who will remain on staff, guiding the program through the transition period.
Jordan Keen says he looks forward to bringing his family to Oklahoma and working with Ducre and the staff at Copper and Price Tower over the coming year.
“I’m really excited about spending time in Oklahoma. Everyone has been so kind and helpful to me, and I really think this opportunity is going to be a lot of fun,” said Keen. “I’m looking forward to sharing my food with the community, and hopefully we’ll be able to do a lot of cool things that maybe Oklahoma hasn’t seen before.”
We are looking forward to the creative possibilities that Chef Jordan will bring to the Copper Restaurant + Bar.
Thank you to all the Chefs for a fantastic weekend of friendly culinary competition. Thank you to all of our guests who came out Monday night to support the Wright Chef program and to sample each Chef’s carrot creations.
This educational, hands-on program was established with two goals in mind - to provide an inspirational culinary experience for Price Tower and Copper patrons and to provide an emerging chef the once-in-a-lifetime, risk-free chance to find out if they have what it takes to own and operate a successful restaurant business. The program is designed to be a challenge both professionally and creatively and give the Wright Chef a taste of real world restaurant ownership.
Price Tower Arts Center in Bartlesville, Oklahoma, is located inside the only fully realized skyscraper designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, a 19-story landmark completed in 1956. The ongoing mission of Price Tower Arts Center is to preserve the Price Tower, inspire artists and audiences, and to celebrate art, architecture and design.
For more information about the Wright Chef and Price Tower, visit www.pricetower.org.