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.
As a Southern Belle with Caribbean roots, Chef Jamika’s cooking style is described as “Caribbean Heat meets Southern Sweet”, which is also akin to her spicy and sweet personality. Her recipes offer bold flavors and unexpected delicious twists that definitely keep the party going! Jamika Pessoa lives in Los Angeles and Atlanta with her husband and daughter.