Chef JJ Johnson is an award-winning chef and restaurant owner who focuses on Pan-African cuisine with a specialty for all things rice.
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Rising star chef JJ Johnson is finally getting back into a restaurant kitchen full-time — this time, further downtown. Come Wednesday, the former Minton's and the Cecil chef will take over the kitchen at Midtown’s Life hotel, the space of the short-lived Henry...read more
Last night, the Post logged a real-estate transaction, relating the news that chef J.J. Johnson, formerly of the Cecil and Minton’s in Harlem, has signed a lease to open a new, fast-casual restaurant in the neighborhood. In part because of his held-over residency...read more
J. J. Johnson lives and cooks in full, glorious technicolor. In late 2017, his one-month stint as the buzzy Chefs Club's first long-term chef-in-residence was extended an extra two months, to meet demand of diners who wanted to vibe to '90s hip-hop over forkfuls of a...read more