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Conversation with Chef J. Jackson, a featured chef at Jerk Festival DC 2018

Conversation Chef J Jackson
Written by Xavier Murphy

Chef J. Jackson, a name that has become synonymous with great food, is a successful private chef, professional speaker, caterer, and author. Jackson has created his own personal style by mixing his love of food with techniques from some of the best chefs in the world.

Conversation Chef J Jackson

Chef J Jackson

Forced into the kitchen at an early age by an overworked single mother, his first experiences in the kitchen were not memorable. Despite early meals of burnt eggs, raw turkey and rock hard cookies, he chopped, mixed and sautéed his way into great cooking.

Where in are you from?
Washington DC /USA

What are the favorite Jamaican food
Anything “Jerked”

What is your favorite locations for lunch or brunch
The Old Negril

What is your favorite meal of the day?
Brunch

What would you eat?
Savory and sweet, waffle, bacon, hash, pancakes, eggs, all the foods..lol

What is your secret to success…
Persistence

What do you consider a quintessential “Jamaican” food ?
Jerk chicken

What is your favorite spot to have an adult beverage/happy hour?
Toki Underground

What is your favorite food
Pasta

Where do you go for a night out with friends?
H Street

See Chef J. Jackson at the Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival, DC., Sunday, June 10, 2018 at RFK Stadium Festival. Follow Chef J. Jackson

About the author

Xavier Murphy