Chef Airis Johnson, ’95
A native of New Orleans, Louisiana, Airis Johnson graduated from St. Mary’s Academy in 1995.
Following her graduation from SMA, Airis attended Southern University A&M as a Marketing major with the intention of graduating and becoming the CEO of a Fortune 500 company. However, after cooking her very first meal on two hot plates in her college dorm room (Smothered Pork Chops and Green Beans w/ Potatoes) and having friends rave over it, Airis’ plans changed. After receiving a B.S. in Marketing, Airis relocated to New York City from New Orleans, LA, and enrolled in the culinary program at the Art Institute of NYC.
In the past 14 years, Airis has worked in many genres of the food industry for greats like Danny Meyer (Shake Shack), Gordon Ramsay (Gordon Ramsay at the London, NYC), Sue Torres ( Suenos) and Whole Foods Market, to name a few. Currently, Airis works/plays as a caterer, private chef, consultant, avid world traveler and food blogger. Airis brings all the flavors that she experiences from around the world, mixed with skills and technique and most of all LOVE for FOOD and PEOPLE to all of her clients. She also has created a special line of spices. Check out more about this dynamic woman at airisthechefcooks.com