When he isn’t modeling for menswear clients like Bespoken or Open Lab magazine, Traore is working as a personal chef, whipping up chic meals for private events and honing his culinary craft. With a career that has had him preparing dishes at Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s restaurants and running his own personal supper club, Traore is becoming a presence in the world of high cuisine.

—Janelle Okwodu,