ABOUT HUDSON JANE
Megan and Jen have been partners in life for the last 9 years. They met at Gottino, a small wine bar in Greenwich Village. Jen and her best friend Christie were regulars there and Megan was the sous-chef.
Late one summer night, after months of getting to know each other (and some flirting!), Megan made her move on Jen over food truck burritos. They were sitting on a park bench at the corner of Hudson & Jane.
Five years later, they were married at Prospect Park in Brooklyn with their dog Charlie as ring bearer.
Both Megan and Jen are passionate about food and friendship, so it was only natural they open up a space devoted to both.
Hudson Jane is located on Myrtle Avenue in Brooklyn’s Fort Greene neighborhood, where they serve the community they have come to know and love over the past eight years.
EXECUTIVE CHEF, MEGAN JOHNSON
Megan wakes up every day with a passion to bring people together to share food and form friendships.
Megan started cooking at the hip of her grandmother Grace Johnson. In 2004, after working in restaurants in Seattle and Dublin, Megan joined the kitchen staff at New York City's top New American restaurant, Gramercy Tavern. In 2008, Megan joined Casellula Cheese and Wine Café in Manhattan as Executive Chef. There she gained a following among locals and critics for her seasonal small plates. Procuring many ingredients from Union Square’s Greenmarket, she formed close relationships with local farmers. In the Fall of 2015, Megan left Casellula to pursue the dream of opening her own restaurant, Hudson Jane.
director of operations, jen laporta
Jen grew up in Miami, where food is at the heart of the close-knit cuban community she grew up in.
She learned from her grandmother "mima" that the most important ingredient in any dish is love. Sunday dinners were her happiest memories because it brought the whole family together.
Jen moved to New York City in 2007, and has since worked in the fast-paced fashion industry, where she has helped designers bring their visions from paper to form as a tech designer.
At Hudson Jane she hopes to realize her and Meg's shared vision of love, good food and whole-hearted community.