Jamika's Journal

And Now… Let’s Eat!

“Timing is Everything. And when you are ready for it, it will come.”–Goodvibe.co

I found that quote on the internet, and all of our lives are such a true reflection of that. Timing is everything!

I started this journey for pursuing my dream of being a Food Network host 1o years ago. I was selected to compete on  the Next Food Network Star season 5 and although I tried my best, in the end, I did not win. So many fans reached out to say how sorry they felt for me because I lost. I would thank them for their kind words, but in my mind, I always knew this was not going to be the end for me. Just because I did not win then, did not mean I would not ultimately win in the end.

So I pressed on. I studied; worked on my craft; got better and more comfortable in front of the camera; and most importantly, I got to know the real me. It took me a minute, but I finally realized how to be the best version of myself and to embrace this process rather than trying to avoid it. These past few years gave me the opportunity to learn from my mistakes, set a clear vision for my goals, and confidently pursue my Plan A to succeed.

So now here we are…I am a living testimony that hard work, believing in yourself,


and God’s perfect timing can and will bring your dreams into  reality. I am proud to say that I am officially a host on Food Network! I am blessed to be a part of this amazing show that surrounds me with some awesome friends and a super supportive team. I think audiences will love it because it is genuine, it offers great food, good times, and a lot of laughs in only 30 minutes. And best of all you can catch it anytime on the Food Network app. Think of it as having Chef Jamika with you on the go 24/7!

The show is appropriately named Let’s Eat! because that is just what we do. Brandi, Stuart, and I offer you some of our best recipes, tips, and tricks to make your life a little simpler and sweeter. Check out the link to see some of our recipes and laugh at our pics. I mean we have a blast on set!


I ask that you watch this show with your family and friends and tell everyone you know to watch with their family and friends. Enjoy the food and all that we offer, and most importantly see me and be inspired to push towards your own dreams and NEVER give up no matter how long it takes. I love you all for watching and being a part of this journey. This is only the beginning for us all.

Love Chef J


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Chef Jamika currently resides in Atlanta, Ga. She prides her success on pairing her love for cooking and entertaining guests. When she is not in the kitchen, she enjoys spending time with her family and traveling with her husband sampling local cuisines for inspiration.

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