Just over a year after opening modern American spot Davis Street At Hermann Park in the Museum District, Chef Javani King has officially departed the restaurant.
A sharp-eyed tipster pointed Eater to King’s Instagram account, where announced both his departure and his plans for the future:
10 years ago I embarked upon an Amazing culinary journey that took me to places I could only imagine with the creation of JK+CO Catering and Events! 4 years ago I set aside my personal gains to create a restaurant concept using my talents and time honored recipes from my family created thru catering, personal chef work, travels and necessity. Today I announce that the journey I started 10 yrs ago comes full circle! I'm excited to announce that JK+CO CATERING + CHEF STAFFING a family run business is live and in full effect! We will offer full scale catering, personal chef service, pop up dinners and event staffing to HOUSTON and surrounding areas! And do not be weary award winning Chef Javani King's signature touch will be soon found on the JK+CO HANDCRAFTED SOUTHERN STREETFOOD FOODTRUCK COMING TO A STREET NEAR YOU!!! I truly thank you Houston for supporting me and I have completed my chapter at Davis St at Hermann Park it was an amazing path that lead me to the most confident and courageous place I've been in years! Be looking out for amazing new recipes and concepts that will blow your mind in one bite!!! For booking email first firstname.lastname@example.org and be looking out for EATJK.COM website coming soon and come out to see me featured at NOSH during HOUSTON BLACK RESTAURANT WEEK!!!! HOUBRW.COM
Alongside the catering, consulting, and private chef business, King also has plans to open a food truck that will showcase his "handcrafted Southern street food" in the coming months, though no timeline for that opening has officially been set.
In the meantime, you can catch King at Houston Black Restaurant Week, where he'll prepare small bites for Nosh, a showcase of the city's best caterers and other chefs not currently in a brick-and-mortar space.