Chef “Kiya” Rukiya Jamison is classically trained in culinary arts, and graduate of The Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY. She has been cooking since she was a little girl alongside her grandmothers. Her professional experience includes restaurants, luxury hotels, catering, and fast casual concepts. In NYC, Rukiya has worked with acclaimed chefs such as Einat Admony of Balaboosta, Bar Bolonat, and Taim Falafel, and Dan Kluger of Loring Place, formerly at ABC Kitchen by Jean Jorges.
Kiya's Delicias Argentinas is an artisanal pop-up cafe specializing in Argentine street foods. You will be transported to the dreamy cafes of Buenos Aires where time, worries, and concerns disappear. Offerings include empanadas, medialunas, and alfajores made with local, seasonal, and organic ingredients.
"My connection to Argentina began eight years ago with an accidental visit to an Argentine Tango lesson. Love at first sight and much dancing and learning has ensued since. Fast forward to 2015 when a friend asked if I would be interested in creating easy-to-eat food that tango dancers would enjoy. Empanadas and medialunas immediately came to mind. During my trips to Buenos Aires, there were many memories of enjoying the varieties of empanadas, medialunas, and popular foods found throughout the city. A vision was born and we continue to move forward with our dream and goals for this project." - Kiya Jamison