Jody Adams

Chef & Co-Founder

Chef Jody Adams is one of Boston’s brightest culinary lights, with a national reputation for her acclaimed restaurants Rialto and TRADE. In the 20 years since she opened Rialto, there is hardly a significant award that she hasn’t won, including the James Beard Award, Food & Wine’s New Chef award, a AAA Four Diamond rating for Rialto, best restaurant designations fromGourmet and Esquire magazines, Best New Restaurant by the James Beard Foundation, Boston Magazine, The Improper Bostonian and Bon Appetit. Taken with Greek cuisine since her first trip to the country as a young cook, Chef Adams joined Papachristos and Mendez to form Saloniki, where she could create a menu expressing the bold, simple flavors of Greece with fresh New England ingredients.