JUMA Kitchen Returns to The Jam Tree

Following the sell-out success of the previous Iraqi themed supperclubs, JUMA Kitchen will be returning to The Jam Tree in Clapham Old Town for a final night of authentic, Iraqi cuisine.


Taking place on Wednesday 8th April 2015 at The Jam Tree Clapham’s Bookcase Bar, 60+ guests at this intimate feast will be treated to a welcome cocktail followed by five courses of Iraqi food, designed and cooked by JUMA founder and head chef Philip Juma.

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Philip spent the first six years of his career within the financial square mile, however his passion for authentic, Iraqi food grew until he decided to embark on his journey from suited city boy to sweaty chef whites. From working on the street food circuit with the likes of French and Grace and Wild Game Co, to gaining experience in the likes of The Savoy, Ishbillia and currently MAZE. Philip’s experiences and excitement for Iraq’s culinary delights led to the birth of JUMA Kitchen in 2012.

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As an English-Irish-Iraqi, Philip is determined to put Iraqi cuisine on the map in London, and as demonstrated by previous JUMA Kitchen sell-outs, the popularity of Iraqi food is showing no signs of slowing. The supperclub comes at a time when the current affairs surrounding Iraq are heavily featured in the news, and consequently a Middle Eastern TV channel, Levant TV, will be filming the supperclub and looking at how Westerners engage with this new and exciting cuisine.

Through food, JUMA aims to bridge this cultural divide and connect people with a country that is rich in culture and heritage. Diners at JUMA Kitchen are encouraged to sit at communal tables to spark conversation whilst getting a little taste of the lesser-known and under-represented cuisine of Iraq.

The food is just one element of JUMA’s theatrical supper club, where guests will be immersed in a truly authentic, yet modern, Middle Eastern experience, with added extras on the night including compilation music from Cedric Bardawil, who has become renowned in London for his eclectic style combining old school Middle Eastern instrumentation with a western groove. Don’t miss it.