Something About Terri
Something About Terri, Native St. Louisan and proud U-Citian, I am the one named Terri P. Walker-Jordan, but I happily answer to Chef Terri Jayne or T.J.! I am also a ten year plus Naval Veteran who has been fascinated with travel, FOOD, history, and culture. Our abilities as humans to cook and season our food, the etymology of nutrition, food/recipe origin, and its cultural contribution to our global civilizations' progress have all served as the flickering flames that ignite my passion for all things culinary.
After high school, my budding wanderlust led me to initially forgo college and jump feet first into my first career as a sailor which, allowed me to travel and reside overseas on the island of Puerto Rico and in the city of Gaeta, Italy! Both locations were cornucopias of fresh fruits and vegetables with vibrant colors, rich and fertile soil, fresh seafood, soaked seaside air, and rustic culinary aromas wafting from all directions. Both locations also influenced my sense of purpose: create feel-good food with positive energy, love, passion, and fresh quality ingredients with absolute devotion and integrity. Present-day, I churn and burn all in the name of love & bringing delicious foods for the masses. I cook for that WOW factor in folks' faces after their first bite of one of my creations. I consider my style or cuisine "specialty" as "Global Fusion," which runs the gamut of the following: Mexican, French, Latin, Italian, Chinese, Mediterranean, Indian, West African, Caribbean (Cuban/Jamaican/Puerto Rican, etc.), Middle Eastern, Asian (Thai/Japanese/Chinese/Korean, etc.), North African, Latin, Kosher, American Regional (ex: SoCal and Floribbean), European (German/Spanish/Irish/French, etc.), Halal, Neo
Soul Food, Polynesian & GLOBAL!