more about chef jj…
WHAT IS THIS BLOG ABOUT?
This is a photo blog, meant to tell a story through Chef JJ.
WHO IS CHEF JJ?
She is a local girl, who was born and raised on the island of O’ahu.
She holds a Bachelor of Science, Biology from the University of Washington.
She lived in Seattle and the Bay Area of California from 2003-2011.
She worked at various Michelin-rated restaurants from San Francisco to Palo Alto, CA.
In four short years, she worked her way from a stagiere with no experience to entremetier chef de partie of Baume, a 2-Michelin starred restaurant. In those four years, she was not only trained on the hot line, but also on the sweet side working her way up to pastry chef at her stomping grounds, 231 Ellsworth, for a year and a half.
WHAT IS SHE DOING NOW?
She returned to O’ahu for good in 2011, and is currently employed at Queen’s Medical Center in the Pathology Laboratory. She is also sole-owner and founder of Sweetbreads, a collaborative vehicle for spreading knowledge within the Hawai’i community through local food and art.