Chefs and Restaurants

Chefs Share What Inspires Them Most

Plate Staff

I’m constantly inspired by the wide range of people it takes to make a restaurant successful. My staff, the farmers, foragers, winemakers, producers and even the purveyors all play such a crucial role in our success. It’s humbling to realize how many people it takes, and this inspires me to create the best possible dining experience for every patron at Ned Ludd. —Jason French, Ned Ludd, Portland, Ore.