Hello my name is Adijatu Jalloh, however I prefer to go by just Adji for short. I am a culinary/hospitality major and I am very dedicated to cooking. I started cooking at such a young age that I became driven by my passion for food and learning about different cultural dishes . I spent my entire childhood and teenage years cooking, competing in cooking competitions, testing out different recipes, and working with a lot of influential chefs over the years such as chef Kerry Heffernan, chef Marcus Samuelesson, and Chef Matt Hoyle. I got into the professional kitchen at the age of 16 and worked my way up to Nobu 57. I currently have a food business for a future restaurant in plan for 2025 called A.M.J Fusion alongside three of my partners . I am also the head chef of my catering business ADJIS.Kitchen that caters African fusion dishes to your doorstep every Friday. I work full time while attending school full time and running two businesses that’s on the edge of success. After I graduate college in 2022 I plan on leaving Nobu to go into the French kitchen to work as a head line cook or sous chef for two years and then moving to France for three weeks to study more about culinary. My dream is to open my first African fusion fine dining restaurant in NYC in the next four years. Although I am very much determined and dedicated to my work I do try to enjoy life to the fullest on my down time. I love to travel and enjoy exploring other cultures. I plan on visiting every continent in my lifetime and I have been making progress so far. I enjoy going out to eat with friends and family at least once per week to try out new restaurants around the city. I also enjoy planning events and although it is stressful at times it helps keep me occupied and focused.