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Meet Chef Jernard Wells

November 30, 2019 @ 12:00 pm 1:00 pm

NOTE: Signed books are limited to the first 100 copies sold of Southern Modified at Macy’s on State Street. Proof of purchase is required. Pre-event purchases are encouraged. No memorabilia or personal items will be signed and there is no place holding. All events subject to change or cancellation.


Jernard Wells is an award-winning celebrity chef, TV host, bestselling cookbook author best known from numerous appearances on the Food Network and the Cooking Channel. He will be signing copies of his cookbook, Southern Modified.

Chef Wells has worked with Tyler Perry, NBA star Brandon Ingram, Lady Antebellum and Ricky Bell & Michael Bivins of New Edition/BBD. He has been featured on the Today Show, People magazine, Steve Harvey Morning Show, Essence magazine, Pickler & Ben, Home & Family, Lifetime, & HLN, among others.

The James Beard House-honored Chef is affectionately called “The Family Chef” because he loves using food to promote positive family images. He and his wife of 20 years have nine children and live in Atlanta.

His six books, sauces, and spices are available on ChefJernard.com. Follow him on all social media at @ChefJernard

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