Troubled youth learn life lessons from former prisoner, now celebrity chef

Chef Jeff Henderson, shared his unique life story with about 50 troubled teenagers at Eckerd Community Alternatives on North Florida Avenue.

Creator of the Food Network’s reality series The Chef Jeff Project and the host of Family Style with Chef Jeff, his inspiring life story is now in development by Will & Jada Pinkett Smith for a major feature film. Chef Jeff Henderson discovered his passion and gift for cooking in a most unlikely place — behind bars. He uses his redemptive journey — from drug dealer to TV celebrity chef to nationally acclaimed motivational speaker — to help others reboot their own dreams and gain a new foothold on the ladder to success.

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