Meet Chef Jade | Cooking With Jade

Hi. My name is Jade and this is my story! I was born Hatsukaichi, Japan adopted at the age of 3 by Sandy and Edward and brought to Springfield, Illinois to live. I have an adopted brother named Naveen who’s into XGames sports and movies. 

Although I’m adopted I actually know a lot about my biological family. My parents took me back to Japan when I was 8 to show me where I was born and tell me about my mother. While there, I fell in love with the food and it seemed to open my eyes to my mother’s culture (My biological father is from Jamaica).

I realized early that food was a great way to connect to a culture, so that’s where the idea of my blog came from. I thought the thing that would help me most connect to my biological roots was to visit the countries of my ancestors and learn how to cook the food of the country. 

So, take a look around and let me know what you think! 

check out my delicious recipes!

MY MISSION (Five Thousand Two Hundred)

During my travels, I have seen some incredible countries with bountiful resources, but I have also been exposed to countries that aren’t as fortunate. This has led me to my mission of providing at least 100 meals per week to people who are food insecure around the world. I’m doing this in several ways. It is through either donations, volunteers, or partnerships.

I’m currently working on putting out exclusive NFTs that will allow this work to flourish, but until then, check out the links below if you’re interested in helping with my efforts.