Adjoa Courtney is an Artist of many talents, however, turning her recipes into exquisite art is her passion. Growing up in the Midwest and raised vegan since age seven, she spent lots of time in her grandmother’s kitchen, absorbing all the wisdom she could about cooking and life. She became fascinated by other elders in her community, befriending them in food havens like international supermarkets and restaurants to obtain their authentic recipes.
After a few years of honing her skills Joya began to host dinner parties for family and friends, constructing dining experiences that left them amazed and wondering when she would turn her natural ability into her calling. Chef Joya began to blog and offer cooking lessons that would sell out. With the love and support of those closest to her, Chef Joya decided to go all in and become a Personal Chef.
Following the plant-based foundation of the food she knew too well, “veganizing” traditional recipes that typically contained animal products became her specialty. Chef Joya cuisine is full of cultural cuisines like Soul Food, Afro-Caribbean, and French.
Recognizing the need for vegan cuisine in many culinary genres, Chef Joya began teaching other Chefs how to prepare plant-based meals for their own clients. As she continues to travel the country winning the hearts of the community by drawing in vegans and meat-consumers alike, events in each city are always “souled” out.
With several successful restaurant collaborations and national cooking titles/awards under her belt, one can find Chef Joya preparing for her next dinner party, where she provides great food, stories, and an intimate 5-star experience that she shares with each of her clients.
No cooking, no dishes, no stress, and no meat.
Eating vegan or vegetarian during the holidays is tough. Your options are usually meat and dairy heavy. Your friends and family who aren’t vegetarian don’t understand your dietary restrictions, so most of the time you have to piece together a meal from a limited selection of not-so-great choices.
Does it have to be this way?
Picture yourself sitting down at the table with your friends and family, and you have a plate overflowing with traditional, mouth-watering fixings that are all vegan.
You definitely won’t be going hungry this year.
Chef Joya is cooking up her revered all-vegan, dairy-free, take-home meals for Thanksgiving. These feasts are always enough for even the most voracious veggie lover.