Atlanta-based Chef Aleem has a passion for feeding folks fine food and being fly while he does it. As an aspiring chef, Aleem educated himself on his craft at the prestigious Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts. After training at several of the best restaurants around the city, Chef Aleem decided to take the reigns of his career and opened his own establishment, Crave Bistro. The restaurant flourished and has served meals to everyone from the loyal and hungry locals to the upper crust of Atlanta’s social scene.
Ironically, after making the acquaintance of 2 Chainz due to the restaurant’s proximity to Mr. Necklace’s recording studio, a joke opened up a chance to advance his career even further through his proximity to one of America’s fastest rising stars.
“I used to always joke with (2 Chainz) that when he blows up, I was gonna be right there with him. Sure ‘nough, when he get on, he called me to go on the road with him.”
If you follow Chainz on Instagram, you may be unknowingly already be a fan of Aleem’s work. The pictures of his meals have left many a commenter searching frantically on their keyboard for an appropriate emoji icon to communicate their love of the food that makes you want to bite your phone.
Chef Aleem and Mr. Comme des Garcon have gone on to collaborate on cook book that came packaged with 2 Chainz new album, B.O.A.T.S II: Me Time. The book combines Aleem’s delicious recipe’s with simple, easy to follow instructions that are sure to make your family smile, or even get that PYT who you’ve been trying to impress to take you a LITTLE more seriously.
Aleem’s future is rich with opportunity as he is in the process of releasing his own line of cigars, building his youth inspiring non-profit organization, Cool Kids Cook, and even working on a reality series/cooking show that portrays exactly what it takes to be your own boss along with demonstrations on how to prepare meals.
Peep the trailer below.
You can follow Aleem on Instagram at @Chef_Aleem and on Twitter at @_KitchenKing
Also cop that 2 Chainz album to get a copy of Aleem’s cook book!
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