Gregory Gourdet


About Gregory Gourdet

Gregory Gourdet is the culinary mastermind behind Departure restaurants in Portland, OR and Denver, CO, where he pairs local bounty with the bold flavors and traditions of Japan, China, Thailand, Vietnam, and Korea to create modern Asian fare. A Queens native who honed his culinary skills within celebrity chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s restaurant dynasty, the foundation of his cooking is based on technique-driven preparations layered with flavor complexity.

  • Finalist
    Top Chef
  • Nominee for The People's Best Chef
    Food & Wine/CNN Eatocracy

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  • Contestant
    Extreme Chef
  • Hottest Hotel Rooftop Bars
    Travel + Leisure magazine
  • ChefsFeed Winner
    One of the Best Things to Eat in Portland
  • Best Chef: Northwest Nominee, 2018
    James Beard Foundation

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