Food is a Global Love Language....
Chef Nekisha empowers people through positivity, love and GREAT FOOD! She is also the daughter of Jamaican parents who provided her with a deep cultural heritage and vibrant island traditions that inspired the creation of her debut cookbook, From My Mudda’s Kitchen ~ A Jamaican Cookbook.
Nekisha is passionate about preserving her authentic Jamaican heritage through the rich tastes and flavors of Jamaica, a legacy she hopes to pass on to her own children.
Meet the Chef
Chef Nekisha is also a featured Chef on Good Morning Washington and has appeared on Great Day Washington where she shares her love for family, food and FUN!
Nekisha has a passion for planning and coordinating corporate and social engagements which led her to start her own event planning company in 2008.In January 2020 Chef Nekisha took a huge leap of faith and launched into full time ministry and entrepreneurship to include rebranding her business to Royal Ackee LLC, A Jamaican Catering Company that creates Food That Inspires! Prior to owning her own company, Nekisha was an active member of the United States Air Force.
Following her military service, she worked as an Executive Assistant for the Chief Financial Officer of the Department of Homeland Security, and as a Special Assistant with U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Her career with the Air Force also afforded her the opportunity to experience the unique cultures of Japan, Uzbekistan, and Turkey.
Nekisha currently serves as the Chair Leader for the National Women in Agriculture Association (NWIAA) Maryland & Washington, DC Chapters. She has also faithfully served as a volunteer with Central Union Mission since 2008. Nekisha resides in the Metropolitan Washington, DC area with her three beautiful children.