JJ Johnson

Joseph “JJ” Johnson is a James Beard-nominated chef best known for cooking the food of the African Diaspora and as a Chef on Buzzfeed’s Tasty platform. Chef JJ has two new projects in New York from his new restaurant group, Ingrained Hospitality Concepts: Henry at Life Hotel, a full-service restaurant in NoMad that opened in early fall 2018 and was recently named one of the Top Ten Best New Restaurants by The New York Times; and FIELDTRIP in Harlem, showcasing heirloom rice from around the world together with his signature bold flavors, previewed at the US Open and opening in early 2019.  His signature style of transforming simple cuisine with bold flavors and unexpected ingredients was inspired by the Caribbean flavors he grew up with, combined with global tastes acquired from his travels. Chef JJ published his first cookbook in spring 2018, “Between Harlem and Heaven”. @chefjj