Hi, I'm Javaneh!

I was born to Persian parents in the oasis of UAE, surrounded by desert dunes and date baring palm trees. My world was shaped by vibrant cultures and unique cuisines from around the world. That’s where my passion for food and people came together. In 1998, I was welcomed to Middle Tennessee with open arms as an International university student and planted roots in Nashville as an immigrant. As I missed foods from my childhood, I found myself falling in love with cooking and recreating food experiences that brought communities together.

Java Hemmat ~ Founder & CEO, Hummus Chick

It was during a surfing trip to California that I experienced one of those life-changing moments that you often hear about but never expect to happen to you. While sitting on my surfboard in the Pacific Ocean, waiting for a wave, I was struck with a sudden realization: if cooking for friends is my passion, I should start a company that allows me to share that love of food and flavors with others. Hummus Chick was created, and upon my return to Nashville I rented a kitchen and have been living my dream ever since! By the way, I’m a better hummus artisan than a surfer.

My food philosophy is sacred. I create recipes influenced by nature and the Mediterranean culture. The more colorful the recipe, the happier I am. I incorporate the same philosophy when concocting Hummus Chick hummus and spice blends. Since Hummus Chick was introduced at the Nashville farmers market, our brand evolved by listening to captivating stories of the Mediterranean. This is how our spice line was created. My recipes are gifts of gratitude to the forged friendships and community I’ve been happy to call home and I hope you enjoy them too. Feed your body and Nourish your soul!

 Hummus Chick is proud to partner with the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council!