Ja'Nel Witt

Celebrity Chef

Ja'Nel Witt is a Houston based chef who specializes in international cuisine with a flair for Thai, Indian, Spanish and Latin food. Her aim is to make exotic foods more approachable for the casual diner yet unique enough to serve the palate of the most finicky of foodies.
Garam Masala Rubbed Scallops on Chickpea, Blistered Tomato & Corn Succotash & Spiced Chickpea Puree
EVENTS
Free Press Summer Fest Preview Breakfast, May 2014: Next up, in an alliance of musical and culinary arts, a very limited number of tickets to the FPSF Preview Breakfast is up for grabs, where Houston rap legend Bun B of UGK will join forces with Dan the Automator of The Gorillaz and Deltron3030 for the first time ever to perform original music at FPSF 2014. A five course menu thematically paired with their music will exhibit the talents of Chef Philip Speer of Uchi, a four-time James Beard Award nominee, and Chef Ja'Nel Witt, winner of last season's Gordon Ramsey's Hell's Kitchen. Cocktail pairings crafted by Justin Burrow of Captain Foxheart's Bad News Bar, one of Texas Monthly's top bar openings of 2013, will be offered to guests over 21. This intimate, up-close experience offers the opportunity to interact with the artists and chefs. The cost to attend is $150 and tickets to the breakfast are limited to FPSF ticket holders.
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE
The University Of Houston. Houston, TX. Bachelors of Science in Health and Human Performance
The Art Institute of Houston. Houston, TX. Associates of Applied Science in Culinary Arts
The Tasting Room. Houston, TX. Sous Chef
Tintos Spanish Restaurant and Wine Bar. Houston, TX. Executive Chef
Kiran's Restaurant and Bar. Houston, TX. Executive Chef & Consultant
Hell's Kitchen Season 11. Los Angeles, CA. Winner
SKILLS & EXPERTISE
BOH operations
Menu development
Knife skills
Food/menu costing
Kitchen management
P&L management
Expediting
Stocks
Sauces
Sautéing
Hot line cookery
Safe food handling
TV/radio guest appearances
Demos
Garde manger/Pantry
Inventory control
Product ordering
GALLERY
VIDEO

  • Gordon Ramsay w/ Winner Ja'Nel Witt
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Ja'Nel Witt
Ja'Nel Witt
Houston, TX
United States

Chef Ja'Nel
Celebrity Chef