Jikoni [Swahili] noun: kitchen
In Swahili, Jikoni means kitchen. At our core, that’s what we are. A space to cook, to share and to create. Jikoni was built with the creator and production crew in mind-- the walls are mobile, the surfaces are neutral and the ambiance is whatever you’d like to make it. My team and I are here to make sure your visions become reality, and your creations come to life.
Jikoni offers kitchen studio rental and food video production services. Lead by our studio founder, Kiano Moju.
Kiano Moju is a Los Angeles-based culinary producer and on-screen personality, as well as the founder and principal of Jikoni. She was previously a producer with BuzzFeed’s food video vertical, Tasty, where she produced such viral successes as Party Rice Around Africa, How to Make Moist Carrot Cake, Making Rainbow Croissants, and Making a 4 Flavor Cheesecake.
In 2019, Kiano departed BuzzFeed and launched Jikoni. She holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Communications and Rhetorical Studies from Syracuse University, and a Master of Arts in Publishing from University of the Arts London.
In May 2020 our company launched our online food community site, Jikoni.co in efforts to create space for Black and under-represented voices in food media to tell their own stories -highlighting the food of the African diaspora through editorial content and events.