Behind the Scenes



Jessica B. Harris

Brooklyn, New York Journalist, Lecturer, Professor & Expert on Food and Foodways of the African Diaspora

Alex Askew

New York, New York BCAGlobal (formerly Black Culinarian Alliance)

Tia Berry

Baltimore, Maryland Manager, American Heart Association's Simple Cooking with Heart® Kitchen

Toni Tipton-Martin

Austin, Texas; and Denver, Colorado Food and Nutrition Journalist, Author, Community Activist

Matthew Raiford

Brunswick, Georgia CheFarmer, Gilliard Farms; The Farmer & The Larder

Rodney K. Taylor

Hartford, Connecticut Director of Food and Nutrition Services Fairfax County Public Schools

Leah Chase

New Orleans, Louisiana Chef, Dooky Chase's Restaurant; Philanthropist; "Queen of Creole Cuisine"

James "Chef JR" Robinson

New York, New York Celebrity Chef; Owner of KitchenCray

Elle Simone Scott

Brooklyn, New York Food Stylist, Culinary Producer, Founder of SheChef

Haile Thomas

Tucson, Arizona Youth Health Advocate, Motivational Speaker, Jr. Chef Founder and Executive Director, The HAPPY Organization, Inc.

Bryant Terry

Oakland, California Author, Educator and Food Justice Advocate Chef-in-Residence, Museum of the African Diaspora, San Francisco

Kashia Cave

Meriden, Connecticut Founder and Chef, My City Kitchen, Inc.

Maxcel Hardy III

Miami, Florida; and New York, New York Private Chef; Entrepreneur – Chef Max Miami catering company Chef Max Designs – Chef Coats; Philanthropist; Founder, One Chef Can 86 Hunger Foundation; Author

Cover Photo Shoot

Boston, Massachusetts

Allied Printing Services, Inc.

Manchester, Connecticut Printing process