End Cut & Chef Jordan Schor

Cooking is a holistic process of planning, preparing, dining, & sharing food. I place food at the center of humanity, as it nourishes, not only our physical bodies, but also our emotional & spiritual lives. Food is truly a cultural phenomenon that forms our traditions & our relationships with the earth. I genuinely believe the food connects us all - Eric Ripert, Le Bernadin

From the apron strings of his mother, to the kitchens of Boston & Manhattan - Chef Jordan has learned and honed techniques/craft. He cooks from the heart, and serves an all from menu of French, Italian fusion. Dinner at End Cut is a lingering affair. There are only 30 seats, and each table is guided through each course with care of a world known bistro. (End Cut is with not pretentious, not complicated, just simple food with maximum flavor). For me food is about memories, feelings and emotions - that is why End Cut is not just a restaurant, but an experience.

Chef Jordan fell in love cooking at a very young age. Standing at his mother's side, as she cooked family meals, Jordan saw the love infused every meal his mother prepares. Seasonal homegrown produce, homemade sauces and freshly baked breads were on the table every day. "My mother loved to cook and you could feel the love in every bite." I try to continue this in my craft with every dish I serve.

The farm to table movement is nothing new to Chef Jordan. The focus of his mother's kitchen was "the pick of the day" - which he does every day. We would go to the butcher, fish market or farm every day. End Cut continues this tradition on a daily basis.

After spending two decades in the Hudson Valley, Chef Jordan has come to understand the offerings of his community - abundant with fresh, local ingredients. When you acknowledge, as you must, that there is no such thing as perfect food, only the idea of it. The real purpose of striving towards perfection becomes clear - to make people happy. This is what creative cooking is about.

In the end, a great meal is not about the food or the wine. A great meal is an emotional experience. We try to make it an extraordinary one by creating a beautiful environment, with staff who cares about it as they do their home, and care for you as the most important guest in it. Chef Jordan is obsessive about the culinary details and fundamental techniques - that are the foundation of an exciting culinary imagination & a kitchen that delivers the very best products of the earth to table.

No details or element can be less important or more important than another. A great meal is not one that fills you up. A great meal is not one that fills you up. A great meal is a kind of journey that returns you to sources of pleasure you may have forgotten and takes you to places you haven't been.