In the last couple of years, celebrity chef Ameer Natson has become a common household name. One of the amazing components of this acclaimed chef and restaurateur is that he has been cooking since childhood when his father lurches him on a hot dog truck at 11 years of age and worked within his family’s bakery for many summers as a youth. After quickly being identified as one of the most aspiring up-and-coming chefs, Ameer grabbed the opportunity to develop a show with Backroads Entertainment for The Food Network called HELP YOURSELF! Ameer has also been featured on BBC, ARISE 360 TV, NBC, and BET.
Ameer Natson identified his love for cooking and is now an amazing celebrity chef but he didn’t stop there. Even after becoming a famous celebrity chef who’s also fed A-list celebrities like Beyoncé, JAY-Z, Queen Latifah, Oprah, Pharrell, Lebron James, Chris Tucker, Blair Underwood, and many more, he tried different things in life. Along with being a successful celebrity chef, he’s an entrepreneur, humanitarian, faith leader, counselor, and founder of the Become Creative Agency.
When Natson was asked a few words about his journey, he said, “I graduated from the school of hard knocks with a degree in perseverance. It’s about being resourceful and creative. It’s about the conviction to charge ahead in spite of the challenges and critics. My commitment is to communities that look like mine and to the young people who may have been told they were never enough. I want my communities, my Black communities to know we are rich with innovation and talent and my young people to know that the sky’s the limit.”
As a native of Newark, New Jersey, popularly known as “Brick City,” Ameer has devoted his life to creating a company that is dedicated to having an impact and providing results for his community.
Ameer will launch “Become Creative Agency,” a co-working place for Black and Brown creatives, this spring. This area will also have a music studio, a kitchen, and a media room where the culinary imagination can run wild.
“My dream is to ensure that my community, our communities are reliant and self-sufficient,” Natson said. “I can’t wait to open the doors and help people turn their dreams and aspirations into reality,” said Ameer.
The World Central Kitchen, Chefs For America, and Chef José Andrés joined hands with Natson last summer during the COVID-19 pandemic to contribute and distribute more than 67,000 meals throughout the city of Newark, NJ.
From starting by establishing his business to diversifying into many successful businesses and making millions, Ameer Natson has come a long way. We wish him all the best for his upcoming book, projects, and shows. He is truly an inspiration and motivation to the youngsters who want to become a chef or run a restaurant.