HRN Hall of Fame: Steve Jenkins


Nominated by: The Main Course O.G.

Steve Jenkins is responsible for introducing great European cheese to the American public at the Dean & Deluca cheese counter in the early 1980s. He went on to launch the Fairway Market chain, where he is most remembered for writing beautifully worded, poetic signs about his favorite ingredients. Today, Steve delivers the best olive oil in the businesses through his company Olive Oil Jones. Steve has been on HRN many times and was the first person to be honored in our Evolutionaries series. He always has brilliant insight on Italian and Spanish food culture, and understands quality in a way that few others do. Steve represents that old guard of person who runs markets, who knows their purveyors, and who communicates in meaningful ways with customers. Author of the foundational book The Cheese Primer, Steve is one of the all time greats.

Appearances on HRN:

The Main Course O.G.: Steven Jenkins And Dennis Estok
What Doesn’T Kill You: The Mack Daddy Of Food Retail, Steve Jenkins
Chef’S Story: Steven Jenkins
The Main Course: Emily Cumbie
Evolutionaries: Evolutionaries: Steve Jenkins
The Main Course: End Of The Line Dining & Steve Jenkins
Evolutionaries: Steve Jenkins
Special Features: Hrn On Sandy – Fairway Market / Red Hook
Jack’S Picks: Bad Olive Oil? Steve Jenkins Vs. Uc Davis
What Doesn’T Kill You: Steve Jenkins: Fairway Market, Michelle Buster, Forever Cheese
The Main Course: Robert Stehling, Jason Colucci & Steve Jenkins
Cutting The Curd: Steve Jenkins & Robert Aguilera
Cutting The Curd: Steve Jenkins
The Main Course: Steve Jenkins & Sarah Black
The Main Course: Steve Jenkins, Cruz Goler & Nikki Rose
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