Jamika Pessoa is a classically trained Chef and Television Personality. Since launching her television career as a contestant on The Food Network’s Next Food Network Star in 2009, she has appeared on a number of nationally-acclaimed television shows including, Good Morning America, HLN Weekend Express, Unique Sweets, The Today Show, Guy’s Grocery Games, the Chew, Sister Circle, Best Thing I Ever Ate, and Dr. Oz’s new series The Dish on Oz. She is also the Co-Host for the Food Network’s Let’s Eat. From contestant, to guest judge, contributor, co-host and host, she is seriously ‘stirring’ up the food industry!
Pessoa started her professional career as a corporate marketing executive, and after a short time in the field she realized that corporate life was not for her. The next steps in her journey were a true walk in faith, and she chose to follow her heart and her true passion – food! She traded in her business suit for a chef’s coat, and has never looked back!