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Published on March 26th, 2019 | by Guest Editor


Tai Beauchamp and Elton Anderson Prepare Cuisine and Talk Globetrotting ‘Just Eats With Chef JJ’

Media personality Tai Beauchamp and photographer Elton Anderson prepare cuisine and talk globetrotting on JUST EATS WITH CHEF JJ airing Saturday, March 23 at 12 p.m. ET. Chef Jernard Wells and vegan Chef Porsche Thomas give viewers a taste of the Caribbean this week on NEW SOUL KITCHEN airing on Saturday, March 23 at 12:30 p.m. ET.


This week media personality Tai Beauchamp and photographer Elton Anderson join Chef JJ’s kitchen and explore how #RiceIsCulture. They cook up Jollof Rice and Beans with Tomato Sauce and Pineapple Black Fried Rice.

Tai Beauchamp and Elton Anderson are co-hosts of CLEO TV’s upcoming series, LENS OF CULTURE, a travel guide for millennials of color that will premiere in Summer 2019. As avid travelers and cultural enthusiasts, they have great conversation and explore intersections between food, design, travel, photography and fashion. Chef JJ kicks off the party with a toast of Japanese whiskey. The meal has a colorful palate with scallops, sweet chilli sauce, onions, pineapples and more. The trio discuss the versatility of rice and how it’s a mainstay in global food culture. Elton’s love for travel and photography has taken him to over 70 countries. Tai is a fashion and lifestyle expert who has worked as an editor for top women’s magazines and brands. The conversation gets spicy when Tai reveals that texture and taste can lead to food-gasms, while Elton dishes on what meal could make him fall in love. Tune into the next episode to hear about mood foods and what flavors could elicit strong vibes and love connections.

JUST EATS WITH CHEF JJ is a hot new cooking show where CLEO TV viewers get to hang out with Chef JJ Johnson. Set in a hip, New York City loft, JJ prepares meals from his kitchen and entertains his celebrity friends. Each episode features notable special guests including fashion entrepreneur Nichole Lynel, actor Malik Yoba, celebrity fitness trainer Naphtali Aikens, Christian entrepreneur Dana Chanel and many more. Previously featured guests include actor Laz Alonso, reality star Yandy Smith, singer Kimberly Locke, actress Naturi Naughton, rapper and activist David Banner, activist Tamika Mallory, gospel artist Koryn Hawthorne, and Fox Sports Commentator and NBA champion Stephen Jackson, among others.


Catch back-to-back episodes of NEW SOUL KITCHEN as co-hosts Chef Jernard Wells and Chef Porsche Thomas bring the spice with Caribbean-inspired dishes.

Donning a Kingston t-shirt, Chef Porsche prepares her family’s vegan Jackfruit Island Stew with Rice and Peas. Chef Jernard shows off his award-winning Caribbean Island Fire Hot Wings infused with pineapple, brown sugar and cayenne pepper paired with a cool blue cheese dressing. According to Chef Jernard, pepper is the powerful ingredient that opens up the tongue’s palate to taste herbs and spices. In the following dessert-themed episode, Chef Porsche prepares a delicious Apple Pie topped with Coconut Ice Cream and Chef Jernard takes us down south for his southern-inspired Peach Cobbler with Honey Whipped Cream.

NEW SOUL KITCHEN is the ultimate new cooking show with hosts Chef Jernard Wells and Porsche Thomas serving up unique, healthy takes on comfort food. The culinary gurus mix it up in the kitchen, bringing CLEO TV viewers exciting new recipes and tips for eating healthier.

JUST EATS WITH CHEF JJ and NEW SOUL KITCHEN are produced by Powerhouse Productions, with Rochelle Brown and Sonia Armstead serving as Executive Producers. For CLEO TV, Tia A. Smith and Jason Ryan are Executive Producers in Charge of Production; Donyell Kennedy-McCullough is Senior Director of Talent & Casting, and Robyn Greene Arrington is Vice President of Original Programming and Production.

For more information about CLEO TV visit and check out CLEO TV YouTube Channel. Viewers can also join the conversation by connecting via social media on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook (@mycleotv) using #JustEatsWithChefJJ and #NewSoulKitchen.

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