Jenn Louis is the executive chef/owner of two restaurants- Lincoln and Sunshine Tavern- and a full-service catering company, Culinary Artistry, in Portland, OR. She has competed on Bravo's Top Chef Masters, was named one of Food & Wine's "Best New Chefs," and her simple, sophisticated cooking style, utilizing seasonal Pacific Northwest ingredients, has earned her two nominations for the James Beard award of Best Chef: Northwest. Her debut cookbook, Pasta By Hand (Chronicle Books) published in spring of 2015, which was nominated for an IACP Award from the International Association Of Culinary Professionals in the category of Single Subject Cookbooks. This fall, Jenn will open an Israeli restaurant in the forthcoming Freehand hotel in downtown LA. The restaurant will be inspired by her travels and background, and will showcase the many warm, bright and vibrant flavors of the country, celebrating Jewish, Middle Eastern, European and Mediterranean influences.