About Jerome Amos
Jerome Amos is a native New Yorker, foodie, and chef who learned to cook as a young child. His older relatives, boy scout training, and desire to help prep the Sunday church potluck meals profoundly influenced Jerome’s early love of preparing and sharing delicious recipes and creating a connected community.
By the age of 10, Jerome was making his meals and operating the grill at family BBQs. He continued to learn and expand his culinary experience by trying new techniques and observing his grandmother preparing her family recipes.
Jerome began working in restaurants in high school, moving his way up from dishwasher to kitchen prep. Jerome got married, joined the military, and didn’t level up his cooking until a few years after the USAF when he and his wife watched The Food Network. Their shared passion for cooking led them to take cooking classes and attend significant food events where celebrity chefs would appear and do cooking demos.
Understanding basic cooking techniques paired with the curiosity of making an idea work inspired Jerome and his wife to attend as many food events and cooking adventures as possible. This exploration has taken them worldwide, including Italy, where they learned about their surroundings through the local ingredients, recipes, and traditions.
A turning point for Jerome took place in a Costco when he was doing his weekly grocery shopping and noticed a couple who was purchasing almost a dozen containers of BBQ sauce. Jerome had just taken a BBQ class and knew this guy had to be cooking up to something delicious. After a brief conversation, Jerome and his wife were invited to this couple’s BBQ, and a foodie friendship was born.
Jerome and his new friend, Ellis, couldn’t get enough chow chat, discussing everything from Southern flavor and French dishes to favorite chef knives and preferred salt. Together, they felt they had a lot to share with many other food lovers out there and B.F.A.M. Cooking (Brothers from Another Mother) was born on YouTube.
Jerome, who had served in the US. Air Force for over five years, during the gulf war, said that the military way is to treat everyone on your team the same as your family. That became the foundation for Brothers From Another Mother cooking or BFAM Cooking because everyone can be your “fam,” especially at the dining table.
The BFAM Cooking videos range from delicious, original recipes Jerome created to American restaurant owners who wanted to know better. There are also videos about cooking tools that he loves and simple techniques to make things easier.
Jerome was recently one of the many chefs from around the globe who competed in an exclusive online competition to be named the world’s Favorite Chef, receive $50,000, and a feature in two-page advertising spread in Bon Appétit announcing the winner. Voted on by the fans, Jerome made it as a semi-finalist, placing 3rd in his group.