Jordan C. Woika

Photo of Jordan C. Woika
Texas, USA
The University Of Texas At Austin
Food In Film, Cooking Shows, Sauces
  • Jordan has traveled to numerous countries around the world, including many throughout Europe and Asia, tasting everything the local cuisine had to offer. He still dreams of Martabak.
  • He grew up watching Food Network shows with his mother and grandmother. His favorites are "Good Eats," the original Japanese "Iron Chef," "Chopped," and "Barefoot Contessa."
  • His signature dish is a personal take on carbonara, a recipe he honed over several years and has gone through a dozen-plus iterations.


As a member of The Daily Meal news team, Jordan combines a lifetime love of food, cooking, and writing with his hard-earned local news experience. He has been writing as long as he can remember, starting with short skits and videos he'd put on with his stuffed animals as a child. He continued growing his skills throughout his education, eventually completing an undergraduate film degree with an emphasis on screenwriting. After graduating, Jordan spent two years directing live local news before transitioning to his current freelance writing career. Since then, he has continued to refine and grow his writing skills in many categories, including e-commerce, film and television reviews, and social media.


Jordan has a B.S. in radio-television-film from the University of Texas at Austin, with an emphasis on screenwriting.
The Daily Meal Editorial Policies

The Daily Meal’s content comes from an authoritative editorial staff that is dedicated to current and comprehensive coverage. With an aim to provide only informative and engaging content, our writers, editors, and experts take care to craft clear and concise copy on all things food-related, from news in the food service industry to in-depth explainers about what’s found in readers’ refrigerators, original recipes from experienced chefs, and more.

Our team also regularly reviews and updates articles as necessary to ensure they are accurate. For more information on our editorial process, view our full policies page.

Stories By Jordan C. Woika