Chef JJ Johnson is an award-winning chef and restaurant owner who focuses on Pan-African cuisine with a specialty for all things rice.
DISHING UP THE LATEST
As Joe McDonald and I walked toward FieldTrip, the eatery created by JJ Johnson at the 2018 US Open, you can see the staff hustling to get orders out to hungry tennis fans. What you might not notice is one of those people hustling, carrying two boxes of Evian natural...read more
At FieldTrip, the former Cecil chef nods to his travels and one of his grandmother’s specialties. Rice was one of the chef Joseph Johnson’s first loves and first heartbreaks. His earliest remembered taste of it was in his grandmother’s asopao, a Puerto Rican dish that...read more
After departing Harlem’s the Cecil and Minton’s, the James Beard–nominated chef J.J. Johnson was left without a professional kitchen to call his own. He nevertheless published a cookbook, Between Harlem and Heaven, and began actively laying the groundwork for his next...read more