The Atlantic Hotel’s Mark Jordan inspires peers as cover star for exemplary Chef Masterclass
Thursday, May 28, 2015
Mark Jordan, Executive Head Chef of The Atlantic Hotel and sister restaurant Mark Jordan at the Beach has been celebrated for his innovation and impressive technique in The Caterer magazine, the ‘bible’ for hoteliers, restaurateurs, chefs and all those involved in the British hospitality industry.
Featuring on the cover of this week’s magazine, Mark was hand-picked to present a Chef Masterclass, a step-by-step walkthrough recipe for his famed fish pie from Mark Jordan at the Beach and acclaimed in the feature for ‘elevating this humble dish to a new level’ thanks to his skill and the outstanding seafood in Jersey.
Also featured was Mark’s Lobster, Mango and Jersey Royal Salad, one of his signature dishes at the Michelin starred Ocean Restaurant at The Atlantic Hotel. This indulgent dish was highly praised by writer Michael Raffael who commented that ‘the variety of textures and their presentation have a powerful display element. But as well as a strong visual impact, they also carry a subliminal message: this dish is complex, and it has taken several cooks a lot of time to create before it’s ready to serve to the customer.’
Together, the fine dining and bistro-style dishes were acclaimed as examples of Mark’s creativity and skills as a ‘showman’, distinguishing him as a talent that ‘can dress a Michelin-starred plate to convince the inspectors, but can also make a fish pie attractive to the most discerning Jerseyman.’
Commenting on the feature, Mark said: “I am thankful to The Caterer for granting me the opportunity to share my recipes with my peers and hopefully inspire young talent in the industry. This is a proud achievement for me. It is also a fantastic showcase for the outstanding fresh produce that is available in Jersey, which I believe is key to the ongoing success of Ocean Restaurant at The Atlantic Hotel and Mark Jordan at the Beach. Jersey is truly a chef’s paradise.
Owner of The Atlantic Hotel and co-owner of Mark Jordan at the Beach, Patrick Burke added: “We are thrilled to see the talents of Mark and his team at The Atlantic Hotel and our sister restaurant Mark Jordan at the Beach put firmly on the culinary map as an exemplary dining experience. The opportunity to be able to share the creativity and skills involved in both dishes can only encourage readers of The Caterer to visit the island themselves and find out more about our wonderful produce and fantastic restaurants.”