At only 21 years old, Chef Jamar Griddine is already making a name for himself in the culinary world. A native of Kansas City, Jamar runs a catering business that offers catering for weddings, anniversaries, private events, in-home services, as well as private, celebrity, and travel chef options. Even at such a young age, Jamar has an impressive list of accomplishments and is known by many around him as an old soul – someone that has truly grown and learned from the trials and tribulations he’s faced.
Young success often comes from a place of strong motivation, and for Jamar, this is absolutely true. He is motivated by his faith and the people around him that offer constant support. Whenever Jamar doubts anything – his skillset, his experience, or his prices – his mentors are there to reassure him.
Beyond his mentors in the industry, Jamar also finds daily inspiration in his family and mother, who was the one that introduced him to the art of cooking. While helping their mom in the kitchen after school and on the weekends might be a dreaded task for some, for Jamar at a young age, it was a dream come true.
With his mother’s early support, Jamar was able to get a head start in the industry that lead him to being able to differentiate himself from competition at an early age, when many are just finding their footing in the business world.
In the next year, Jamar’s focus is to find new ways to operate in the industry despite COVID restrictions, by exploring how he’s able to pivot his business in terms of marketing and food sales.
To book Jamar for your event, or to stay up to date with his upcoming successes, be sure to check out his Instagram and Facebook.