Jemal Peters

Jemal “Big J” Peters is the founder of Big J’s Kitchen, a successful range of street food-inspired tasty sauces. Described as the ‘true authentic taste of the streets and our culture on your plate’, his products are sold in delicatessens, butchers, the country’s biggest independent distributors and leading department store Selfridges.

Jemal will share the inspiring story behind his business: having turned his back on street life, he went on to launch his brand and secure investment from Dragons’ Den star Sarah Willingham, strike deals with the country’s top retailers, work with celebrity chefs, and release his own cookbooks.

Proof that you can turn your life around no matter what, at the heart of his business is the drive to support and inspire others who find themselves in a similar situation to where he began. A portion of the company’s profits fund Big J’s OR?; a project that helps young offenders and disadvantaged young people start their own businesses.