Chef Jeremiah

Chef Jeremiah, also known as Chef Jeremiah Bullfrog, is a celebrity chef and food truck owner based in Miami, Florida.

Chef Jeremiah in Miami, Florida
Chef Jeremiah in Miami.

Early career

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.[1][2]

gastroPod Miami

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.[3] The project gained the attention of the foodie community. VendrTV described gastroPod as "pushing limits and boundaries" of street food[4] and NBC Miami called the menu "new takes on old classics."[5][6]

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).[7] 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.[8]

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."[9] Some of his pickled creations worked their way into specialty cocktails at renowned pop-up bar the Broken Shaker.[10]

In late 2013, Chef Jeremiah opened Subatomic Sandwiches at the Wolfsonian-FIU museum, at 1001 Washington Avenue in Miami Beach, Florida.[11] 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.[12] 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."[13]

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.[14] In 2015, he made it to the final round of Cutthroat Kitchen: The Truck Stops Here.[15]

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