As the runner-up on Season 12 of "The Next Food Network Star” in 2016 and the only chef to have won Cutthroat Kitchen twice, Chef Jernard Wells has acquired fans from all over the world! Best Selling Author, his cookbook, "88 Ways to Her Heart: 'Cooking for Lovers' From the Kitchen to the Bedroom" has gone on to become a staple in many households. His newest cookbook, “Southern Modified” which is sure to be a best seller, will be in stores soon! A celebrated Chef, Chef Jernard has worked with everyone including Steve Harvey, Paula Deen, Lady Antebellum, Heart, The Premier & First lady of Bermuda, Baby Face, Star Jones , Reuben Studdard, just to name a few; along with being the host at the St. Simmons Island Sprit and Food Festival.
To add to his many accolades, including being a recipient of the 2010 Patrick Clark Honor Chef of The Year, 2011 & 2012 International Fiery Flames winner, March of Dimes Gala Winner, Chef Jernard is an extremely successful entrepreneur. He owns his own manufacturing company where he produces his amazing line of sauces and seasons named, “Le’Chef Amours Haute Cuisine” which can be purchased in over 600 Whole Food stores. In addition, he has a line of knives and cookware, by Gunter Williams Knives and Cookware called, “Uncivilized by Chef Jernard.”
In February 2017, Chef Jernard was a judge on the Food Network hit show, “Chopped Junior.” He and his team also had the opportunity to travel to New York City in October 2017 to participate at the prestigious “New York City Wine & Food Festival.” Because of his amazing performance and being a fan favorite at the NYCWFF, Chef Jernard has been invited to attend the South Beach Wine & Food Festival, February 21-25, 2018, in Miami, Florida. In 2017, Chef Jernard also took center stage at the Savannah Food & Wine Festival – the largest food and wine festival in the state of Georgia. A dream that Chef Jernard has had since he started his career as a chef, was to be cook at the famous James Beard House. After being asked to cook a special meal at the James Beard House for lovers on Valentine’s Day, Wednesday, February 14, 2018, the Chef of Love can now say that his dream has finally come true!