We are thrilled to be connecting with Ayanna Jones again. Ayanna is a Chef the Owner of ShopChefAJ.com and is also a content partner. Content partners help Voyage in so many ways from spreading the word about the work that we do, sponsoring our mission and collaborating with us on content like this. Check out our conversation with Ayanna below.
Ayanna, it’s been too long since we last connected. Thanks so much for taking the time to share your thoughts with our community again. Some readers might have missed our prior conversations, so maybe you can kick things off for us with a quick intro?
I am Chef AJ. I own a catering and online spice store. I offer services in Dallas, Texas and San Diego, California. I specialize in healthy comfort food. A conscious twist on healthy comfort food.
Why did you start your business and what was your inspiration?
I started my business in September of 2018. I wanted to open the realm of healthy food by exciting the taste buds. I got inspiration to start my business from growing up in a family that always ate healthy comfort food. I felt the need to give that same taste by giving customers a new perspective and take on healthy food.
What influenced you to start cooking?
Growing up it was always a tradition with my family to all cook. Every one had a specific job and I fell in love with the art of cooking. I started small by selling jars of guacamole to now cooking in people’s kitchens.
What has been the best part of your journey?
The most rewarding part of my journey has been being able to be recognized for my hard work. Creating systems to help the less fortunate, and being able to make my own decisions for my company.
Are you releasing any new items from ShopChefAJ.com?
Yes, I have a collection dropping very soon. This collection will be more delicious flavors to amplify your dishes. We also expanded in to kitchen appliances. Everything you need for a Chef AJ approved kitchen.
What impact are you making in your community?
Currently putting together a program to help communities get free food by placing refrigerators in different areas in Dallas that will be filled with healthy choices.
Are there any other ventures you will go into or interested in?
Chef AJ is currently looking for a restaurant or small catering kitchen to really bring the flavor to Dallas on an every day basis.
Alright, so before we go, how can our readers connect with you to learn more and show support?
Please follow me on Instagram @doseofchefaj
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