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Welcome


“I want to create restaurants that strike a timeless emotional chord. Restaurants that don’t pander to trend, but draw generations of families together.”

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Welcome


“I want to create restaurants that strike a timeless emotional chord. Restaurants that don’t pander to trend, but draw generations of families together.”

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Restaurants


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Restaurants


St. Cecilia — Buckhead, Atlanta, Ga.

St. Cecilia — Buckhead, Atlanta, Ga.

King + Duke — Buckhead, Atlanta, Ga.

King + Duke — Buckhead, Atlanta, Ga.

The Optimist — Westside, Atlanta, Ga.

The Optimist — Westside, Atlanta, Ga.

No. 246 — Decatur, Ga.

No. 246 — Decatur, Ga.

Jct. Kitchen — Westside, Atlanta, Ga.

Jct. Kitchen — Westside, Atlanta, Ga.

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Jobs


“I love finding talent in the region, and putting these people in an environment where they can learn and grow.”

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Jobs


“I love finding talent in the region, and putting these people in an environment where they can learn and grow.”

We’re always looking for great talent to join our team and grow with us. If you love food and drink, and have a passion for hard work, let’s talk!

Send an email with your resume to the address on the right. Specify what position and which restaurant you are applying for: JCT Kitchen, No. 246, The Optimist, King + Duke, or St. Cecilia.

Looking forward to hearing from you.

 
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About


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About


As chef-owner of Atlanta’s Jct. Kitchen, No. 246, The Optimist and Oyster Bar, King + Duke, St. Cecilia, and founder of Rocket Farm, Ford’s passion is to draw people together. His culinary inspirations cover many years and much of the country: from eating out with his family as a child in Texas, to studying at the New England Culinary Institute in Vermont, to spending time as a fine-dining chef in Florida, Colorado and California—and eventually as a corporate chef in Atlanta. Though the corporate job didn’t suit him, he fell in love with the city. In 2007, Ford put down roots in Atlanta with Jct. Kitchen, a restaurant that’s as warm and friendly as its owner.

Ford shares a love for restaurants with his staff and partners. Stop by one of the restaurants, and you’ll likely find him in the kitchen or out front, working alongside his team and making his guests feel at home.

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Twitter


“Cauliflower is nothing but cabbage with a college education.”
—Mark Twain

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Twitter


“Cauliflower is nothing but cabbage with a college education.”
—Mark Twain

 
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