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Chef Samuel Timi Johnson


Chef Samuel Timi Johnson was born on the 14th day of March, 1958, in Trofani Community, Sagbama Local Government Area of Bayelsa State, where he hails from. He is a Certified ServSafe Instructor & Registered ServSafe  Examination Proctor of the National Restaurant Association of America with over thirty years of experience in the hospitality industry in the U.S

Educational Qualification

  • He attended Enitona High School Borikiri, Port Harcourt, River State
  • Chef Timi Johnson holds a Degree in Culinary and Food Service Management, from the Burlington County College, Mount Holly, NJ, USA


  • He started his career as the Restaurant Chef, at the Trump Taj Mahal Atlantic City, New Jersey
  •  He also worked at Trenton Area Soup Kitchen, Trenton, NJ, as Head Chef/Kitchen Coordinator
  • He served as Executive Chef, at “Feed The Heroes” Restaurant, New York
  • He also served as Production/Banquet Chef, at Kat Man Du Restaurant, Trenton, NJ, to mention but a few
  •  Having served as an Executive Chef at Ground Zero, venue of the 9/11 Twin Towers Terrorists attack in New York City. Today, Mr. Timi Johnson is a household name in New Jersey and New York City, where he has accomplished several feats as a result of his meritorious service
  • Chef Timi Johnson, having achieved so much, founded his company ‘’GOURMET TO YOUR DOOR STEP’’ which was the first to volunteer in feeding the victims of the Super Storm Hurricane Sandy, in Staten Island-New York, during the Hurricane Sandy incident in the U.S

Areas of Expertise

  • International flavours, such as French, American, Caribbean, Cajun, and Italian style cuisine
  • He also has exceptional management skills in menu design, coordination, training, staffing, instructing, customer service, kitchen operations


  • The People’s Magazine (Heroes of the Super Storm Sandy)2012, recognized Mr. Johnson for volunteering and preparing free meals to victims and relief workers after Hurricane Sandy
  • USA Today, The Times and the Burlington County Times, had featured Mr. Johnson, on their headlines for serving free meals to emergency workers near Ground Zero, in New York
  •  He was also honoured by the Trenton NAACP for volunteering to feed emergency workers near Ground Zero
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