Faith, Family, Food, and Fun: Celebrity Chef Jernard Wells Shares His Food, His Love, and His Story
To Chef Jernard Wells food, love, and heritage are one and the same. Growing up in Mississippi, he might have spent his days working on the family farm, but he spent his nights dreaming of something much bigger. In this episode the celebrity chef and runner up on Food Network Star talks growing up in a huge family, opening his first restaurant at the tender age of 16 just so he could buy a car, and how ambition keeps him from falling to what he calls the demon of comparison. From traveling the world to the stages of Food Network to being in front of the camera for his own show, Chef Jernard has lived a life driven by big love and even bigger dreams and he is here to share that inspiration with the world.
Jernard Wells is an Award-Winning TV Host/Celebrity Chef/Bestselling Cookbook Author best known from numerous Food Network & Cooking Channel shows. He is the host of New Soul Kitchen and New Soul Kitchen Remix on CLEO TV and food contributor on The Best Things I Ever Ate on Cooking Channel. Wells has worked with Paula Deen, Tyler Perry, Lady Antebellum, and Ricky Bell & Michael Bivins of New Edition/BBD. He has been featured on TODAY Show, Steve Harvey Morning Show, Tom Joyner Morning Show, Black Enterprise, Pickler & Ben, Home & Family and HLN to name a few.