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Jordan Nova

Director of Restaurants at MFAH

Jordan's early experience began as a Wine Steward for Chef Roy Yamaguchi’s, Roy’s Restaurants in Texas. After serving as sommelier for a restaurant group in Austin, Texas, he became Wine Director for Chef Mavro in 2011, a Five-Diamond and James Beard awarded restaurant in Honolulu, HI. During this time, Jordan became an Advanced Sommelier through the Court of Master Sommeliers and a Certified Specialist of Wine from the Society of Wine Educators.
 
 His next leadership role brought him to Napa Valley, CA. There, he opened 1313 Main Restaurant & Wine Bar and was the Restaurant Director & Wine Director, as well as a buyer for CalWine.com. In Napa, he was named one of Zagat’s “30 Under 30” top hospitality professionals in the US and was a lecturer for a senior student at the Culinary Institute of America Greystone.
 
 After three years in wine country, Jordan’s journey brought him to sunny Southern California where he joined the Wolfgang Puck team as Assistant General Manager of the flagship Spago Beverly Hills and aided in the renovation of the Michelin Star awarded flagship CUT Beverly Hills at the Four Seasons Beverly Wilshire.
 
 He then went on to open the new flagship Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills in partnership with Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten as Assistant Director of Food & Beverage overseeing the wine and beverage program. After two years, he was then tapped to open the West Hollywood EDITION, the flagship for Marriott’s new luxury brand, overlooking the Food & Beverage Operations in partnership with Chef John Fraser Restaurants.

Now, Jordan is excited to be back in Texas serving as the Director of Restaurants for The Bastion Collection's two concepts at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Cafe Leonelli and Le Jardinier.