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Ambassador for Healthy Eating, an Executive Chef Penned a Bestselling Memoir Infused with Espionage

By: PRLog

Chef KDJ's entertaining, enlightening, and empowering journey has just the right amount of spice to keep readers cooking up their dreams!

DENVER - Aug. 5, 2021 - PRLog -- On Saturday, August 21, 2021 at 6 PM EST, best-selling author and certified executive chef, Keith Denard Jones, is hosting a virtual cooking party to celebrate the launch of his memoir, Well Done: Bringing Soul to the Recipe of Life ( The event includes a two-hour cooking experience filled with tips, trivia, and tantalizing food, an autographed copy of Well Done, and the opportunity to have Chef KDJ as your personal chef. Registration details are available at (

The meal for the virtual cooking party is fried shrimp with watermelon and jicama coleslaw. Chef KDJ created this recipe early in his career as the go-to-dish for a lasting impression. Healthy alternatives for the fried shrimp, a video of kitchen knife skills, and other cooking tips will be provided to guests.

Chef KDJ, who's traveled the world mastering international cuisines, says, "When I was a young man headed for destruction, several people invested in me. They snatched me out of the streets of Detroit and positioned me for success in the culinary industry. As a result, I am compelled to give back." Chef KDJ visits schools motivating students. Using his life as an example to emulate, he encourages them to envision life beyond current circumstances and pursue their passions. The all-expenses-paid personal-chef-for-a-day opportunity is another way Chef KDJ expresses his appreciation. "Since I work in the private sector, I'm always looking for ways to connect with home cooks and aspiring chefs. I want to share my life lessons to make their experience in the kitchen positive, productive, and purposeful. As a chef, I judge everything I make by one simple rule: Would I serve it to my mother?"

What Readers Say about Chef KDJ & Well Done

"Chef Keith, a guy from the streets of Detroit, cracked the code to stop the cycle of the ghetto. Well Done is an inspiring, entertaining must-read for anyone looking for inspiration and lessons on life."

—Certified Master Chef Edward Janos

"Culinary ambassador is the perfect title for Chef Keith Denard Jones as this versatile culinarian stuns with his kitchen skills. Beyond the kitchen, he inspires as a spokesperson, encourages as an educator, and shares new skills with consumers. Well Done is a great read for anyone who appreciates the passion of a life well-lived through the enjoyment of food."

—Joan Brewster, executive director of American Master Chefs Order

About Chef KDJ (

Under the tutelage of the consummate Master Chef Edward Janos, Keith Denard Jones jumpstarted his culinary career spanning more than forty years. As a certified executive chef and former member of Chaîne des Rôtisseurs, he mastered execution and excellence. Whether preparing signature cuisine, conducting cooking demonstrations, or consulting restaurateurs on creative marketing ideas, his knowledge, wisdom, and professionalism speak for themselves.

Having overcome poverty and oral cancer, Chef KDJ mentors youth and serves the homeless. A natural at inspiring others to become the best version of themselves, he understands that the journey to achieve a goal is just as important—if not more than—accomplishing it. In addition to his debut book, Cooking Up Your Dreams, Chef Keith's sophomore project, Well Done, chronicles highlights of his culinary journey and lessons learned along the way.

With career milestones like sharing the stage with Tom Hanks, being featured on an episode of Bar Rescue with Jon Taffer (, and participating in Michelle Obama's Chefs Move to Schools program, Chef KDJ's culinary genius has created numerous opportunities. From brand ambassador for Honey Smoked Fish Company to creating custom cuisine for stellar events, he understands that his flavor is only possible through God's favor.

For a private-chef experience, speaking engagements, and bulk purchases, contact Chef KDJ at,, or

Follow Chef KDJ on Facebook at (

About Well Done: Bringing Soul to the Recipe of Life (

You are what you eat, think, and do!

When asked about his favorite recipe, Executive Chef Keith Denard Jones used to say, "Lobster enchilada with jalapeño marmalade." However, having experienced where-there's-smoke-there's-fire antagonists and out-of-the-frying-pan-into-the-fire challenges, Chef KDJ has a new dish. His recipe of success consists of passion, preparation, and persistence. Blended with integrity, garnished with love, and served with charisma, he brings soul to the recipe of life.

Whether you're a home chef, professional chef, or food lover, in this book, you will discover:

  • Strategies to balance personal and professional goals
  • Life lessons to stay focused, intentional, and inspired
  • Tips to manage the hectic and ever-evolving world of food
  • How to recognize and receive opportunities
  • Chef KDJ's favorite recipes from around the world

Retail: $14.99 | $18.99 CAD

ISBN: 978-0-9962991-6-9

LCCN: 2021909748

Published by Queen V Publishing (

Keith Jones

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