Passionate about his community and entrepreneurship, Baton Rouge born-and-raised Frank “Jordan” Piazza grew up in his father’s seafood restaurant.
A graduate of University High School and Louisiana State University with a degree in Agricultural Business Management, Jordan began his career with Last In Concepts as Operations Support Manager, working with each of their brands including The Roux House, Walk-On’s Bistreaux & Bar, Happy’s Irish Pub and Schlittz & Giggles.
Jordan served as the Business Manager for the Founder & CEO of Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers as well as Executive Director for Lemonade Day Louisiana. In 2016, Baton Rouge saw the re-opening of the legendary institution Jordan’s father owned for 32 years – Phil’s Oyster Bar & Seafood Restaurant. In January 2019, Jordan became partners with several friends in the revitalization of Uncle Earl’s Bar, located on Perkins Road, and in early 2020 Jordan sold his interest in Phil’s Oyster Bar.
Jordan has always had an interest in offering his time and talents to local organizations in order to better his hometown. He has served on the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s Golf Classic committee and was named 2014 Capital City’s Finest by the organization for his fundraising efforts. Additionally, Jordan was named the top fundraiser for Bella Bowman Foundation’s Waiting on a Cure event and recognized for his dedicated commitment to the community by New Light Missionary Baptist Church’s annual Family and Friends Celebration in 2015. He danced for the Big Buddy Program in 2016 earning the ‘Most Spirit’ award and served as a “Celebrity Waiter” for the Children’s Advocacy Center’s annual event in 2017. Jordan was the top fundraiser for the Susan G. Komen Baton Rouge’s ‘Big Wig’ Event and Knock Knock Children’s Museum Pie Challenge fundraisers in 2018. Jordan also served as a Board of Directors Member for the Glen “Big Baby” Davis Foundation from 2013-2016.
A lifelong resident of the Webb Park area within the city limits of Baton Rouge, Jordan Piazza is married to the former Jordan Emmerson, herself a small business owner as proprietor of Emmerson Designs, a custom jewelry designer and manufacturer. The Piazzas are parishioners of St. Aloysius Catholic Church.
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