Health is Wealth!!!

As a Chef, one would think that daily diet and health are easy to be great at. On the contrary, it’s actually not that easy to manage…at all. Picture this….. You’re working in a professional kitchen. The most indulgent foods are at your disposal daily. (Note: You shouldn’t be eating the menu items…line cooks, I’m […]

Food Network’s CHOPPED Champion Airis “the Chef” Johnson!!!

On October 19, 2017, AIRIS “the Chef” JOHNSON cooked her way through 3 other great chef’s on Episode 3508 “Feel the Burn” on Food Network’s CHOPPED! “One of the hardest things I’ve ever done in my career!” says Airis the Chef about competing on the show. Chef Airis used her knowledge of flavor to edge […]

GROCERY SHOPPING 101 WITH Airis the Chef!!

Many of us make poor decisions while grocery shopping for various reasons. Whether we’re shopping while hungry or simply just don’t know what to get, we’ve all struggled once or twice. Here are a few tips for grocery shopping plus a video of me explaining my grocery shopping habits on a recent visit to Trader […]


                                  Stay Hungry is a teen cooking competition that combines food and hip hop! I had the distinct pleasure for the second year in a row to be a “Chef Coach” to a wonderful group of teens from Benjamin […]

Airis the Chef is your SPICE QUEEN says Essence Magazine!!!

  Airis the Chef is very proud to be featured in this months (April 2016) Essence Magazine as a “Culinary Curator” and part of the Essence Eats series. Essence Eats features culinary professionals from across the country and tells their “food story”. Please take a look at Airis the Chef’s Essence Eats video and full […]

Stay Hungry!!

A month ago, I had the distinct pleasure of being a “Chef Coach” at August Martin High School in Queens, NY with the Stay Hungry Competition created by, Dream Director, Syreeta Gates via The Future Project. This competition was particularly interesting to me because it took two things I absolutely LOVE and combined them…FOOD and HIP HOP! […]

Get familiar with the JHB Culinary and Pastry School!

Recently, I had the distinct pleasure of being a resident chef instructor at the JHB Culinary and Pastry School (JCPS) in Johannesburg,South Africa. Owned and run by Chef’s Kelvin and Jarlyne Joel, JCPS is at the pinnacle of culinary education in South Africa. The students are motivated, talented and are preparing to compete on high levels […]