Chef Jones spent her life honing the perfect iteration of the modern soul food concept. Through the years, she stuck to her roots with traditional fried chicken, mac and cheese, and sweet potato pie, and incorporated them into her African American foodways-inspired menu at her first outpost, South Street restaurant, which kept celebrities, athletes, VIPs, and locals coming back for more which opened in 2012.
Jones is also credited for creating healthy meal plans and helping famed rapper Rick Ross lose over 80 pounds. She has traveled across the globe to Istanbul, Turkey to participate in the Food for Diplomacy program. While in Istanbul, she taught a class on the history of American Soul food traditions and prepared a private dinner for global diplomats.
For three years in a row, Jones was selected by BET Networks as a featured chef for the Leading Women Defined Conference and BET Hip Hop Awards. Throughout her career, She has landed catering gigs with the NFL, NBA, American Express, Chase Bank, Pérez Art Museum Miami, and Art Basel. Her cuisine has been featured in media outlets such as Complex Media, W Magazine, Fuse Network, GQ magazine, The Fader, First We Feast, BET, Miami Magazine, CBS, Haute Living, Miami Herald, Miami New Times, Huffington Post, FOX News, FOX Sports, and many more.
Between her talents of fusing family recipes, her ability to throw a party, and always being the consummate hostess, you can find the chef curating guest chef dinners and catering events throughout South Florida and around the globe. Chef Jones recently appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Network TV series “Food Fantasies.” You may see her culinary magic in episodes one and two available on-demand and the OWN TV YouTube channel.
Chick’N Jones originally started as a pop-up concept at various Panther Coffee locations and now has a permanent location inside the Time Out Market Miami.