Chef Jeremiah's career began in 1998 at Johnson & Wales Culinary School in North Miami, Florida. After his training, he set off to work at some of the world's most avant-garde and renowned restaurants, including the Michelin-starred El Bulli (under Ferran Adrià), wd~50, Noma and Restaurant Aquavit, as well as eateries like Spice Market and Café Grey.
In 2009, Chef Jeremiah converted a 1962 Airstream trailer into a mobile kitchen and launched gastroPod Miami, the first gourmet street food truck in South Florida. The project gained the attention of the foodie community. VendrTV described gastroPod as "pushing limits and boundaries" of street food and NBC Miami called the menu "new takes on old classics."
Within a year, gastroPod helped spawn a movement of more than 100 trucks, and was named Best Food Truck by the Miami New Times. Specialities over the years have included the Old Dirty Dog (a smoked short-rib hot dog on a potato bun and topped with sweet/spicy slaw), the Bánh Mì Taco (oxtail, trotters, country pâté and pickled radishes), the Sloppy José with brisket and Curry in a Hurry (vegan curry with rice). Later the gastroPod concept evolved into the semi-annual podBrunch series, offering an eclectic menu in roving locations. The October 12, 2013 podBrunch at the Wolfsonian Museum in Miami Beach, Florida, featured a prix fixe menu of French toast ice cream, egg and potato taco, charred yam cavatelli and pumpkin spice bundt cakes, among other items.
PICKLEpeoples and Subatomic Sandwiches
In 2012, Chef Jeremiah expanded his business beyond gastroPod with PICKLEpeoples. In an interview, Chef Jeremiah said his Kickstarter-funded pickling project "is about using technology and cutting edge techniques to streamline a time honored tradition." Some of his pickled creations worked their way into specialty cocktails at renowned pop-up bar the Broken Shaker.
In late 2013, Chef Jeremiah opened Subatomic Sandwiches at the Wolfsonian-FIU museum, at 1001 Washington Avenue in Miami Beach, Florida. The "throw-back" sub shop features twists on classic sandwiches and "house-made everything," including bread.
TV and celebrity chef gigs
A lifelong Miami resident, Chef Jeremiah describes his culinary style as "hustling" and is the personal chef of rapper Rick Ross. After Ross posted a picture of him to Instagram, Chef Jeremiah appeared alongside the rapper in a 2013 Reebok Classics television commercial called "Rick Ross Lives White Hot."
In a season 9 episode of the Food Network reality series Chopped, Chef Jeremiah made it to the final round. In 2014, he faced off against Bobby Flay over Cuban sandwiches on season 2 of the Food Network program Beat Bobby Flay. In 2015, he made it to the final round of Cutthroat Kitchen: The Truck Stops Here.
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