A Nashville native who cooked at New York's Blue Hill at Stone Barns, Per Se, and Franny’s before moving back to town in 2013, this Julia is the chef and owner of Henrietta Red. She opened the restaurant and oyster bar in Germantown in February 2017, and Bon Appétit named it one of America's 50 best new restaurants later that year. This February, the James Beard Foundation nominated Henrietta Red as a semifinalist for Best New Restaurant.
Sullivan is a graduate of Tulane University and the Culinary Institute of America and "has a special talent for making humble foods the heroes of a meal," wrote The New York Times.
This Julia runs Salad for President, which started as a blog and continues to evolve, always drawing a meaningful connection between food (mainly salad) and art. Each recipe is developed "in collaboration with an artist, musician, writer, or creative professional living their lives artfully," she says. In the summer of 2014, Sherman worked with MoMA PS1 to create its first-ever Salad Garden, reimagining the previously unused rooftop of the museum, and the second Salad Garden was installed at the Los Angeles Getty Museum in 2015. Last year, she published Salad for President, the cookbook.
Sherman is also the creative director of Chopt, a chain of fast-casual salad restaurants with 52 locations, their most recent opening in Nashville.
This Julia splits time between Nashville, where she is the executive chef and owner of Cafe Roze, an all-day café that opened in East Nashville last year, and Singapore, where she is the executive chef and owner of Employees Only Singapore. Jaksic moved to the South after spending nearly two decades in New York City, where she opened Employees Only and consulted for many restaurants including Jack's Wife Freda. She also co-authored Jack's Wife Freda: Cooking from New York's West Village.
Jaksic's foundation in cooking comes from her family, who lived off the land in a small village in Croatia. Through them, Jaksic developed a respect for fresh ingredients and a reverence for simple cooking.
This Julia is a James Beard Award-nominated writer. Formerly an editor at Bon Appétit, Yahoo, and Atlanta magazine, she has also worked at Condé Nast Traveler and Food & Wine, and her writing has appeared in The Washington Post, Playboy, Paper, and Food52, where she was the online publication’s first writer in residence.
Julia is also the host and creator of The Lonely Hour, a podcast about loneliness—but it's not a bummer—that has been featured by NPR, Psychology Today, and the Financial Times, among others.