We had the good fortune of connecting with Brenton Jenkins and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Brenton, what do you attribute your success to?
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I’ve always been that person everyone comes to. For fun, life & everything else. So l wanted to connect the two not knowning that food was the connector. Everyone loves to eat & me being for the people . It was only right. Always believe lm yourself first. Once you believe you can convince others to as well. I’ve been homeless. Slept on benches , outside . In Attics at jobs . But l never let my current situation determine my final destination . Use your struggles as success testimonies. Always be real and honest with yourself. I didn’t go to culinary school. I started out washing dishes. I just loved that fact knowing i made the plates clean. No one could take away how good l was at washing dishes! I was passionate! Everything l do l do with passion! Not going to culinary school helped me a lot! It maade me fail and forced me to pick myself up and figure it out! I just love the process’ the failures’ it makes not more enjoyable to know l stayed consistent even on my worst days. You can do whatever you want to do if you’re willing to go through it to get to it. That’s what l want the world to know about the Peoples Chef. We just wanna motivate and show someone it’s possible to do it your way.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
Definitely book with the peoples chef. Other than that. Cuzzo Cusine, Stir had good drinks, multiple bars uptown . South end had nice upscale dining.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
Deandra Goodman Jelani (lan got next)
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