About the Chef


As a private chef and culinary director for Shiraz Events, Chef Yaniv Cohen has directed events for Louis Vuitton, Prada, and Dior and celebrities including Cindy Crawford and David Bowie. After over a decade of events planning and catering, Chef Yaniv struck out on his own with Jaffa in 2018, bringing his North African and Middle Eastern roots to St. Roch Market Miami. On the side, Chef Yaniv runs a celebrated food blog called The Spice Detective, where he explores the medicinal attributes of spices to a dedicated audience. At Jaffa, you’ll find dishes that highlight his native roots and in-depth spice knowledge such as turmeric roasted cauliflower, deconstructed baba ganoush, a hummus bar, and other staples of meze.