We had the good fortune of connecting with Jonette Wantee and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Jonette, what inspires you?
I am inspired by the thought of creating generational wealth for my family and my generations to come.
What should our readers know about your business?
I believe that what sets me apart as a chef and virtual restaurateur is my cultural influence. I’m originally from Liberia, West Africa and I’ve also been influenced by caribbean culture throughout my childhood in New York City. My style of cuisine is American with an Afro-Caribbean flare. I’ve always cooked from the soul and I truly believe that food is all about flavor and comfort, which is the focal point for all of my dishes.
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.
I feel like Houston as a whole has a lot to offer, especially for a newcomer. I always try my best to support black owned establishments, so If I had to show my best friend the best time ever I’d definitely take her for brunch at Phil and Derek’s or Turkeyleg Hut. We’d then make our way over to Prospect park for a night out on the town!
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
Absolutely. I believe that behind every successful person is a person or situation that has definitely contributed in molding them to become the person they are today. If I had to dedicate my shoutout to anyone, it would be my 2 children. Motherhood has definitely been the driving force behind my desire to succeed and keep moving forward regardless of what life throws my way.