Chef NJ transitioned to a raw/vegan diet in 2003 after being told of osteoporosis problems that change her life. Doctors said NJ's bone was so weak it could break, so she began the study of the plant-based vegan lifestyle. NJ formally studied and trained with some of the best vegan chefs in Chicago like executive chef and nutritional director Chef Zahwayah from 'Soul Vegetarian'. Thus the journey began, a raw food internship at 'Cousins Incredible Vitality Raw Food' with Chef Memhet, the featured chef at 'Make Mine Raw'.
Speaking lectures to 'Returning a dis-ease body back to ease' in Atlanta and Chicago with N.C.N.W., Chicago City Colleges, C.O.G.I.C., Sunrise & South Town Health Foods, the Sankofa Foundation, O.E.S. and Gamma Phi Delta Sorority, Inc just to name a few. The results ended with Chef NJ opening a raw food art gallery and a veggie juice bar, food delivery service, vending at farmers markets, participating at Today's Black Expo, Evanston Ethic Arts Fest, Halsted Street Fest, African Festival in Washington Park, Tribute to Phil Cohran and much more.
NJ partnered with community health activist organizing raw food socials, conducting demos in grocery markets and vending at Illinois Thompson Center, W.B.D.C, Navy Pier fair & Garfield Park French Market, appeared on WVON movers & shakers, Gospel 1570AM Harold Davis show, Chicago 1st Raw Food Festival, in local newspaper and TV. Currently, NJ is lecturing and teaching classes where individuals can receive the ABC'S in plant-base food preparation and take charge of their own healthier food options.
Rawk N' Vegan is Eco-friendly from the packaging to freshly prepared foods. Meals are organic and freshly formulated with your taste buds. Delicious specialty diets free of gluten, corn, GMO's, artificial flavors, colors, hydrogenated oils or sweeteners. Rawk N' Vegan supports local organic farmers and brings the consumer the best ingredients on the market. Chef NJ help those in transition to a wholistic approach in clean living. Private Educational session appointments can be scheduled at the store in Bronzeville Chicago.