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Chefs & creatives

Lokelani Alabanza, ice cream expert, Tennessee

Tiffanie Barriere of The Drinking Coach, Atlanta

Crystal Blanchette of Chef Crystalz World, Los Angeles

Adrienne Cheatham, Chef, NYC

Kia Damon, Chef, Brooklyn

Elainea Emmott, photographer and chef, London

Shannon Evans, Cocktails, travel, food, and culture, Atlanta

Michele Gaton, owner of Extra Virgin, NYC

Lani Halliday of Brutus Bake Shop, NYC

Keshia Hay, Sip N Bite and Sip N Bite Virtual Supper Club, Nashville

Michelle Johnson of The Chocolate Barista

Tish Johnson Cook, illustrator

Jessica Jones and Wendy Lopez of Food Heaven

Yewande Komolafe, Chef, Brooklyn

Jessica Lawson, Big Delicious Life, IL

Krysten Littles of Baby Loves Sweetery, LA

Christa Lynch of Brooklyn Braised, Brooklyn

Amanda Mack of Crust by Mack, Baltimore

Krystal Mack of IAO Design

Cristina McCarter of Feast and Graze, Memphis

Cha McCoy, Wine Educator

Nicole Nared-Washington of Brown Sugar Mama

Vanessa Parish, Pastry Chef, LA

Millie Peartree, Private Chef, NYC

Sharon Richardson of Just Soul Catering, NYC

Sophia Roe, Private Chef and Wellness Expert

Catina Smith, Chef, Baltimore

Jessica Swift, Chef, Washington D.C.

Shana Thomas of Im-Worthy

Tara Thomas, Chef, NYC

Lerato Umah-Shaylor of Lerato Cookery School & Kitchen, London

Asia B, Private Chef, NYC





Butta & Brown Sugar Crepe from Lakou, The James Ford from Amy Ruth’s, and plantains from Teranga.
Illustrations by Nancy Pappas

Restaurants & cafes

Fauzia Abdur-Rahman of Fauzia’s Heavenly Delights, Bronx

Amy Ruth’s, Harlem

April Anderson of Good Cakes and Bakes, Detroit

Kai Avent-deLeon of Sincerely, Tommy, Brooklyn

Mashama Bailey of The Grey and The Grey Market, Savannah

Fifi Bell and Gwen Woods of The Crabby Shack, Brooklyn

Bertha’s Kitchen, Charleston

Francesca Chaney of Sol Sips, Brooklyn

Alicia Colby of AJ's Creole Cuisine & West Coast Smokehouse, San Diego 

Pinky Cole of The Slutty Vegan, Atlanta

Nina Compton of Compere Lapin and Bywater American Bistro, New Orleans

Cassandre Davilmar of Lakou Cafe, Brooklyn

Uzo Ehi of Chipper & Cheeky, Los Angeles

Natosha Fleming of August June Desserts, Charlotte, NC

Mignon Francois of the Cupcake Collection, Nashville

Arlyn Frank of Karibbean Pastries, Portland, Oregon

Green Garden Bakery, Minneapolis

Shani Jones of Peaches Patties, San Francisco

Sharon Mays of Eat Baby Greens, Austin

Fernay McPherson of Minnie Bell’s Soul Movement, Emeryville, California

Donna Moodie of Marjorie, Seattle

Nicole of Nicole Bakes Cakes, LA

Jasmine Norton of Urban Oyster, Baltimore

Old Lady Gang, Atlanta

Kia and Joan Palmer of Palmer’s Sweetery & Cafe, New Jersey

Natalia Pereira of Woodspoon, LA

Lauren Rodgers of Sweet Thangs by Lo'Michelle, Dallas

Monique Rose of Milk & Honey Cafe, Multiple locations (College Park, MD; Washington, D.C.; Atlanta)

Rosie’s Coffee Cafe, Atlanta

Yasmeen Salaam of Carver’s Produce, Atlanta

Ashleigh Shanti of Benne on Eagle, Asheville

Adriane Stewart of Lotus Scoop, Brooklyn

Deborah VanTreece of Twisted Soul Cookhouse & Pours, Atlanta

Karen Young-Washington of Rise & Root Farm, NYC 

Tren’ness Woods-Black of Sylvia’s, NYC

Tina Stevens of A Girl Named Pinky Bakery, Berkeley, California

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Nashville Black Small Businesses to Support

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Support NY’s Black-Owned Restaurants

Support Seattle’s Black-Owned Restaurants

Media &
Special initiatives

Ashtin Berry of The Collectress, New Orleans

Brittney N. Doyle of WISE Health, San Francisco

Food and Finance High School, NYC

For The Culture Magazine

Hot Bread Kitchen, NYC

Just Call Me Chef

La Cocina, SF

Living Well Kent, Washington State

Jamila Norman of Patchwork City Farms, Atlanta

Rochelle Oliver of Island and Spice

Tiffani Rozier of Afro + Knives Podcast

Roux Portland

Kathy Strahs of Burnt Cheese Press

Colleen Vincent of Black Food Folks

Under Her Empire, NYC