Aspiring to be an entrepreneur at a young age, Jessica pursued her passion at the age of 22. She is a Johnson & Wales graduate in Food Service Management/ Entrepreneurship. Born in the United States, she is the first generation back in America with her parents originating from Monrovia, Liberia. She developed cooking skills and techniques through her heritage and aspired to create a new avenue.
The food she prepares is referred to as Afrocentric Soul food, which is derived from ingredients based from Liberia, with a southern soul food edge. She expands the edge by applying her culinary techniques to add a gourmet experience.
Brother and Moffat
Two brothers of African descent, immigrated to the United States from Lisbon, Portugal in 2004 looking to be part of the American Dream and the pursuit of happiness. They looked for work while attending high school and found jobs quickly as dishwashers and busboys at local restaurants. Coming from a rich culinary background, they took interest in expanding their skills in cooking.
They rapidly climbed the ladder from prep cooks to sous chefs. They worked in several restaurants and catering companies, from Brazilian Churraquiera to classic upscale Italian dining. They were fortunate to work with many talented chefs and acquired a wide variety of techniques, from fruit carving to sous vide. Their ability and culinary experience leave them comfortable preparing whatever their clients heart's desire. There are no limitations on what type of cuisine or cooking methods need to be achieved, this includes cakes and delicious desserts. They cater everything from weddings to private dinners. Brother and Moffat also specialize in healthy, calorie minded meals. They work in partnership with several local gyms and with professional athletes.
It has been a true pleasure and privilege for them to be given the opportunity to work with Sankofa Kitchen and West Elmwood Housing Corporation to make their humble dreams a reality. They truly are the American Dream.
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