*The average kid from Los Angeles doesn’t grow up learning how to raise chickens, cook collard greens, and master homemade tamales.

But with a Georgia-bred African-American grandfather and Mexican maternal grandmother who both love to cook and entertain, combining the two worlds came naturally for celebrity chef Travis London.

Here’s an excerpt from the profile piece Uptown Magazine did on the star chef:

Superstar Stamped: At 16, London began throwing parties for his friends, which eventually landed him on “Page Six” as a “party-going L.A. hipster.” By the time he received formal training at the French Culinary Institute, he had scored a food column in OK! Magazine and had prepared dishes for his celebrity friends Justin Timberlake, Mary-Kate Olsen, and former love interest Rihanna. Now, the brand ambassador for X-Rated Fusion Liqueur and CEO of Healthy Chic Eats, a family-owned and -operated catering company, the 24-year-old uses his love for healthy food to throw catering events for top professionals, included a weeklong Christmas celebration for Angelina Jolie’s high-powered publicist.

Read more at Uptown.