Taste of the Market with Chef Jasmin Renee and the Secret Ingredient: Love!
Chef Jasmin Renee embodies our favorite part of food. You know it. It was your grandma, mom and favorite auntie’s secret ingredient: love. Although she grew up in suburbs of Philadelphia, Chef Jasmin traces her roots back to Louisiana, where creole recipes have been passed down for generations. While Chef Jasmin is trained in both Classic French and American cuisine, her heart lies with Louisiana French Creole. She prides herself in being able to elevate down home classics and transform them from ordinary to extraordinary. “I have taken my classically trained skills, and my family recipes and turned them into something special.” Some of her esteemed clients have included: Comcast, Jack & Jill (Philadelphia), Urban League, Philadelphia Link Inc., Rutgers University, Bread for the City, as well as professional athletes from both the NBA and NFL.
Fashion vs. Food
After graduating from Hampton University with a degree in Marketing, Jasmin moved New York City to work in fashion and marketing merchandising for Ralph Lauren and Jones Group, Inc. The call of the kitchen eventually lured her back to Philly, where she apprenticed for acclaimed Chef Daniel Stern. Under his tutelage, Chef Jasmin rose through the ranks eventually going from apprentice to prep cook at Chef Stern’s acclaimed R2L restaurant. She went on to expand her career working for Starr Group Restaurants such as, Butcher & Singer, Barclay Prime, and Parc. Chef Jasmin has also had the great fortune to be able to work with and train under world renowned chefs such as: Marcus Samuelsson, Mark Twersky, Terence Feury, and French Master Chef Georges Perrier.
Paying it Forward
Chef Jasmin’s love of food is only matched by her love of people. It’s only fitting she’s collaborated with nonprofits in both Philadelphia and Maryland and helped to give back to the community. She aided both the Philadelphia Opportunities Industrialization Center (OIC) and North Philadelphia’s STOP program in creating specialized culinary job training programs and to help provide opportunities for second chances and rehabilitation. Chef Jasmin has also joined forces with a nonprofit in Maryland to craft job training and placement programs for adults with autism.
Chef Jasmin offers a variety of concierge services, meal prep, in-home cooking classes, event catering, and private catering and is available for travel. Ever feel too tired to grocery shop? Let Chef Jasmin do the shopping for you! Do you ever want to get healthy but don’t know where to begin? A pantry and fridge rehab might be perfect for you! Chef Jamin will sort through and organize your pantry, fridge and kitchen. She will leave you with a functionally organized pantry and fridge, as well as, a comprehensive list of food items and utensils needed to complete your healthy kitchen. Let Chef Jasmin’s culinary acumen and outgoing personality be the highlight of your kitchen or next event!