Ashley Morgan: Jerk Muva’s Creations—Los Angeles, CA

Hailing from the Bronx New York, Ashley Morgan, better known as JerkMuva, was born in 1990 to a Jamaican mother and African-American father.

Ashley was introduced to two distinct cultures from an early age, and there she developed an appreciation for the nuances that made each culture unique and special in its own way. Her curious nature and love of experimentation led her to the kitchen. She enjoyed watching her mother pour her heart into a delicious meal for the family, while also receiving a front row seat to the more professional side of cooking through her father’s catering business.

She soon developed a love for cooking herself and learned very early-on, the power of food; to bring people together and create a shared experience of joy.

In 2015 Ashley’s career as a travel nurse took her across the country to sunny California. Her journey started off in Santa Barbara and eventually settled in Los Angeles. Ashley was inspired to pursue her creative passion and find ways to bring people together through great food and a touch of love. And thus, JerkMuva’s Creations was born: a company that feeds the mind, body and soul.

As product of two cultural backgrounds, naturally Ashley adopted a fusion style that’s led her to delicious and unique signature dishes such as her “Jerk Chicken Egg Rolls” and “Oxtail Grilled-Cheese Sandwich”.

She continues to push the envelope with her dishes while maintaining the fundamental culinary principles.