Shift Change

Portlander Jake Martin New Chef at How to Cook a Wolf

He replaces Matt Fortner, now at Blind Pig Bistro.

By Christopher Werner January 5, 2012

Jake Martin is the new chef at Queen Anne restaurant How to Cook a Wolf.

Willamette Week dropped an interesting tidbit this AM Wednesday: Portland toque Jake Martin, most recently at small plates destination Central, has taken the reins at How to Cook a Wolf.

A rep for the Ethan Stowell restaurant confirmed the move, saying “He is just starting to get his feet wet and get familiar with the restaurant, food, staff, and such. The menu will basically stay the same but with Jake’s input and creativity.”

According to the rep Martin, also an alum of Stumptown restaurants Carlyle and Fenouil, had been looking to move to Seattle, and used to work with Stowell at the now-shuttered Union. Since relocating Martin and Stowell have been cooking together on and off in the Wolf kitchen, and will continue to buddy up through the end of the month.

Martin replaces Matt Fortner, you’ll now find him at Blind Pig Bistro, opened by another Stowell vet, Charles Walpole. With Fortner there the already lauded newcomer is shaping up to be quite the powerhouse.

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