Modou Jaiteh

Years of Participation


Modou Jaiteh was born and raised in The Gambia, West Africa, and moved to the US in 2009. He started cooking in North Carolina, mostly because he missed home and his Mother's cooking. He worked in Kitchens in New York, Boulder, and New Orleans, and started Jacaranda, a restaurant illustrating the Africanization of American cuisine and agriculture in Colorado. His cooking explores relationships, especially those that exist between the food he grew up eating in Senegambia and the food traditions here in the Low Country.