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Exploring Life & Business with Christopher Jones

Today we’d like to introduce you to Christopher Jones. Them and their team share their story with us below:

Chef Cj (Christopher Jones) is an 8-year Army Veteran, whose culinary career began in the Halls of the Army Chow Hall.

KP duty was a duty given to the newer soldiers after basic training. Working in the kitchen under high levels of stress was the norm. Not your normal kitchen but a combat kitchen with Army and Air force Chefs felt like working under Gordon Ramsey daily.

From Army Kitchen Runt to Multiple Business owner and Chef. Chef CJ has participated in multiple cooking competitions including The Avenues Breaking Bread 2022 and the Army Victorinox Grilling competition.

After retiring from the Military and Opened up his own catering company (Distinguished Gentleman LLC) and Food truck (Noah Joes LLC).

Chef Cj has made the next step in his culinary evolution. Becoming one of the souths well-known catering companies. (Distinguished Gentleman Catering) (Noahjoes Food Truck). His mix of Creole with a midwest flare has sparked some new flavorful kitchen concepts.

Chef Cj is Enrolled in Escoffier Culinary School of Arts and working towards his Degree! Mainly to increase his culinary skills and further his odds of one day receiving the highly coveted Michelin star.

Chef Cj’s next big move will be opening up a fine dining restaurant/lounge and franchising the food truck concept.

Lastly, Chef Cj has a mobile Chef app set to launch in 2023.

Alright, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall, and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
Becoming a SUCCESSFUL business owner… It is the toughest thing I’ve ever had to do! I left a guaranteed 90k a year job to pursue my dream and it took 2 years to really break into the culinary industry.

As you know, we’re big fans of Noah Joes. For our readers who might not be as familiar what can you tell them about the brand?
We are known for our catering services and as well as our very popular egg rolls! The Noahjoes food truck has a very unique, chef-created menu. It has a variety of international cuisines as well as some home-style favorites.

Do you have any advice for those just starting out?
Take your time! You nurturing your business baby.

Let your timeline to accomplish your goal work with you not against you! Be brave enough to know when it’s not working and go back to the drawing board.

Whatever you don’t quit when it gets hard! buckle down, pray, fight, and cry your way through it. The most rewarding part is seeing yourself get through the toughest obstacles.

Pricing:

  • Cheese Burger Egg Roll 7.50
  • Birria Taco Egg Roll 10.00
  • Shrimp Lover Egg Roll 10.00
  • Grilled or Fried Chicken boat 15.00
  • Grilled or Fried Lamb Chop boat 25.00

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