Food is an excellent tool for bringing people together, and that’s precisely what chefs Mr. Make It Happen, OneStopChop, and Kimmy’s Kreations did this week in New York City. The trio of chefs hosted a private dinner for fans and members of the media at Jue Lan Club that featured a three-course tasting menu.
According to Mr. Make It Happen, real name Matthew Price, they’ve hosted events in the past, but nothing as intimate as the one on Wednesday.
“We’ve done a few sold-out dinner dates in the past, but nothing as intimate and connected as the event at Jue Lan,” he said. “It was an amazing experience to be able to spend four hours really sitting and talking to the people who support us and make all of this possible.”
He added, “I can speak for everyone involved when I saw that we were blown away by the support, with the venue selling out in under four hours.”
The event was set up across several smaller rooms and saw the three chefs spending time at each table. It allowed their fans to get up close and personal with the popular YouTubers.
The most impressive thing about each chef is that they are all self-taught. They have taken their passion for cooking and turned them into successful businesses and massive social media followings.
OneStopChop told reporters he learned to cook by helping his great-grandma in the kitchen. He decided to showcase his culinary skill on social media and found himself a self-proclaimed “overnight success.” His accomplishments have earned him partnerships with brands such as Chevrolet, Popeyes, SharkNinja, Kingsford, Scrub Daddy, and KitchenAid, to name a few.
Kimmy’s Kreations doesn’t consider herself a chef but instead refers to herself as a self-taught home cook. The New York City native enjoys cooking for her children, family, and friends. Most of all, she enjoys making everyone smile with her southern-style cooking.
In addition to his successful YouTube channel, Mr. Make It Happen also has a line of All-Purpose Seasoning, branded meat thermometers, and a professional Japanese steel chef knife. He even offers weekly virtual cooking classes.
The next event is set to take place in Washington D.C., and details will be announced soon.