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Who to Know: Jordan Fessehaie, a 15-year-old Phenom

By Marcus Samuelsson | July 24, 2012

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About a month ago, I received this e-mail from a young teen and aspiring chef:

Congratulations on your book! I already asked my mom to get it for me when it comes out later this month. I am 15 years old and, as my business card states, a Future Executive Chef. I am African and African-American and I hope to embrace my African culture more and more through food. I have mentored with Chef Janine Falvo at Briza Restaurant at the Marriott Renaissance Atlanta since last year. I have such BIG goals. I live a life of service and plan to perform service on every continent before I graduate from high school in 2014, prayerfully as a Gates Millennium Scholar. I leave for Australia next week and plan to volunteer in Africa next summer, maybe even with Chefs for Humanity. Read More


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