Jamie Barnes is from Newport News, VA. He is a Johnson & Wales graduate that Co-Owns What The Fries restaurant and Food Truck in Charlotte, NC. In his time away from work, Jamie is a Co-Founder of a dinner series called Soul Food Sessions that features minority chefs locally and provides scholarships to minority culinary students. Jamie has had the honor of cooking at the James Beard House with Soul Food Sessions in 2019. He is also a Co-Founder of Serving The Culture dinner series that is based around music themes. Jamie lives in Lake Wylie, SC and is married to Alicia Barnes and has 2 children, Lily and Levi.