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Jourdan Kurtz

Director of Special Events and Client Relationships

Think like a guest, execute like a pro.

Jourdan’s unwavering commitment to giving restaurant guests the experience of a lifetime makes him an MVP on the Cleveland Avenue team. Jourdan leads our special events team in coordinating meetings, tastings, or other events in our storefront restaurant Taste 222, and in our other gathering spaces within CA headquarters. He also spends significant time out and about, developing and solidifying relationships with corporate and residential neighbors around Chicago.

His professional tour of duty includes leading guest relations and managing operations for some of the nation’s hottest eateries and nightclubs, most recently the RPM restaurants in Chicago and Washington, DC for Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises. Before that he was with the Tao Group in NYC. 

Jourdan started in the hospitality business at age 16 while attending Westminster School in Simsbury, CT. He played Division 1 lacrosse at Loyola College in Baltimore, and now is a Pure Barre enthusiast. His passions include cooking for friends, beach activities, volunteering and anything outdoors with his Greyhound rescue, Chili