• A banker quit to become a chef and saw his bank balance drop to $230. Despite burnout and a pandemic, he would never go back

    12 days ago - By Business Insider

    It took Philip Juma seven years to open his first restaurant.
    Juma Kitchen
    Philip Juma left a career in wealth management to follow his passion to showcase Iraqi food.
    He had no formal training but spent 7 years running pop-up kitchens and working in restaurants.
    Juma told us about his tough journey and why, despite the pandemic, a 9-5 holds no appeal.
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    Food has always been part of Philip Juma's life. Growing up in London to an Iraqi father and an Irish-English mother, he remembers bringing Iraqi-inspired dishes into school for his friends to...
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