Food Network brings the best New Year present to all the foodies in the world–and that is the new show Raid The Fridge. Raid The Fridge kicks off on December 28th and sees four professional chefs go through weekly rounds where they all should whip up a meal using only the contents of a fridge they chose based on its external appearance. Raid The Fridge will be hosted by Cobra Kai actor, Dan Ahdoot, and judged by Jordan Andino and Jamika Pessoa.
This article will be all about Jamika Pessoa, her Raid The Fridge stint, her age, net worth, spouse, and more! Stick with us until the end to know all of that.
Jamika Pessoa On Raid The Fridge
If you think it’s Jamika’s first time appearing on TV, you are mistaken. Raid The Fridge is not even her first Food Network show.
Jamika first shot into popularity as a contestant on Food Network’s Next Food Network Star (2009). It was then the audiences first came to know about Jamika’s “innovative style, sassy personality, and inspiring tenacity in the kitchen.”
Furthermore, Jamika also served as a judge on Food Network’s Christmas Cookie Challenge and Ultimate Summer Cook-Off.
Accompanying Jamika on Raid The Fridge is a Canadian chef, Jordan Andino. Jordan is the owner of a Filipino restaurant called Flip Sigi, which is located in New York.
How Much Is Jamika Pessoa Net Worth?
Before we move on to talk about Jamika’s job and net worth, let’s talk a thing or two about her education first. Jamika graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in Marketing/Marketing Management from the Xavier University of Louisiana in 2001. From 2002 to 2004, Jamika also did her Associate of Arts in Culinary Arts/Chef Training from The Art Institutes.
Jamika might be a successful celebrity chef now, but you will be shocked to hear that cooking was not Jamika’s first career choice. Talking to Ai LIVE, Jamika revealed that she had romanticized a corporate life since her childhood. However, spending a whole day at a desk and meetings suddenly became boring one day for Jamika and she decided to quit her corporate job for good.
As we all know, Jamika began her TV career in 2009 with Food Network’s The Next Food Network Star. From January 2011 to December 2013, Jamika worked as a Field Correspondent–The Chew at The Walt Disney Company. Additionally, Jamika has also appeared on TV programs including Good Morning America, Today, and The Dish on Oz.
Furthermore, Jamika Pessoa also owns a catering service called Life of the Party Personal Chef Services.
As of this writing, Jamika’s net worth was estimated to be under $1.25 million.
Jamika Pessoa Spouse
Jamika Pessoa’s spouse is Darcell Smith. Although we don’t how long it has been since they started dating, we do know that they were in a relationship in 2009. Reportedly, Jamika and Darcell met each other a long time ago. However, they both had lost touch and were reunited at New Year’s eve party 10 years later.
The couple had a wonderful wedding on the beach of Barbados. For their honeymoon, Jamika and Darcell went to Almond Beach Village Resort in Barbados.
To talk a little about Jamika’s husband, Darcell Smith received his BSc. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Kettering University in 2002. Furthermore, Darcell did a Master’s in Production and Operations Management from Renssalaer Polytechnic Institue–Lally School of Management and Technology. He currently works at GE Power as Customer Service Project/Account Manager–Sales&Service Execution NorthAmericaRegion-DistributedPower.
The powerful duo also has two daughters from their relationship. One of their daughters is Sasha; she turned 5 years old on September 23, 2020.
Jamika often features her husband and daughters on her Instagram.
Who Are Jamika Pessoa Parents?
Jamika Pessoa’s parents are Dr. Winston and Vilma Pessoa.
Jamika’s dad is a dentistry practitioner, who is based in Montgomery, Alabama, whereas her mom is a general physician. Jamika’s dad, Winston, hails from Jamaica whereas her mom, Vilma, comes from Trinidad.
Therefore, we can say Jamika had a very Caribbean upbringing.
Jamika Pessoa Date Of Birth
Most probably, Jamika Pessoa’s date of birth is March 12, 1979.
Where Is Jamika Pessoa From?
Jamika hails from Montgomery, Alabama, the United States.
How Old Is Jamika Pessoa?
Jamika Pessoa was reportedly born in the year 1979, which means she turned 42 years old in 2021.
How Tall Is Jamika Pessoa?
Jamika Pessoa does not stand any taller than 5 feet 7 inches.
What Is Jamika Pessoa Husband Name?
As stated earlier, Jamika Pessoa’s husband’s name is Darcell Smith.
Is Jamika Pessoa On Instagram, Twitter?
Jamika probably uses all social media platforms and yes you can find her on Instagram and Twitter. Other than that, she also uses Facebook and YouTube. However, she is most active on Instagram (@chefjamika). With a little over 25 thousand followers, Jamika’s Instagram feed is full of her works and recipes.