JUMA Kitchen was established in 2012. The head chef & founder, Philip Juma, offers a unique and talented approach which has changed the way people perceive and experience Iraqi cuisine.
As an English-Irish-Iraqi, Philip has been influenced by both Middle Eastern and modern European cuisine throughout his upbringing and this is reflected throughout his style of cooking today. Having worked in the finance world for the majority of his early twenties, Philip spent his weekends fuelling his passion of food and working in and out of London kitchens. Names include French & Grace, Ben’s Canteen, Wild Game Co, Ishbilia, The Savoy, MAZE and most recently Ottolenghi’s, NOPI.
What we offer
Iraqi cuisine is arguably the most understated cuisine in London, however, JUMA relishes the challenge and opportunity in introducing diners to a distinctive and flavoursome cuisine, which many people know little about. With currently no permanent residence as of yet, you can experience JUMA via the following:
- Freelance private chef
- Pop-up supperclubs
- Catering & events
Founder and head chef, Philip Juma has an array of set menus found below that are tailored for each and every occasion.
We know that you may have your favourite dishes in mind – please tell us! We are here to work with you and create a bespoke menu of your choice.
Smokey aubergines are just packed with flavour. I’ve added some spice to this recipe, as inspired by fellow Iraqi chef, Nawal Nasrallah. Ingredients (serves 6) 3 medium aubergines 1 lemon…
I thought I would share my family recipe of this favourite Middle Eastern meze. Ingredients (serves 6) 300g chickpeas (dry) 2 tsp bi-carbonate soda 5 heaped tbsp tahini (Good quality)…
We’ll share with you a few of our classic dishes in an easy to follow recipe.