Chef and Health Advocate
Director of operations Magic Johnson Development 2000-2003 (Responsible for day to day operations and development of mult-million dollar joint partnerships of Magic Johnson Theaters, Starbucks/Urban Coffee Opportunities, & Magic Johnson’s T.G.I.Friday’s. Licensed Store District Manager for Starbucks Coffee Company 2003-2007. Responsible for overseeing operations for partnerships between Target Inc, Safeway, Marriott Hotels, Albertsons, and Co-owner & head chef who Developed, Launched & Operated Yams Southern-Inspired Catering A full-service catering company that provided services for clients such as Miles Davis Estate, American Heart Association, Magic Johnson Enterprises, Soul Train Partners, Sherri Sheppard ( of the View talk show, AARP, NBC-Universal, Los Angeles Urban League, Devry University First Chef Instructor hired by the American Heart Association(L.A) to implement, operate and develop Kids & Teens Cook with Heart Program a healthy culinary program impacting the health of over 500 youth and counting throughout Los Angeles, Long Beach & Santa Ana. Chef Consultant/ Educator for the FAME Corp & Dream Center Foundation Healthy Menu Project. Creating, training and implementing the Dream Center staff to create healthy recipes for the over 3000 residents, volunteers, and food insecure population they serve weekly.
Chef/Educator for Los Angles Urban League Fit 4 life nutrition program. Chef Consultant & blog contributor for Foodstirs a Santa Monica subscription based cooking kit company Chef Advocate & Educator for Community Coalitions Healthy Access neighborhood project. Keynote speaker at Los Angeles Rooted in Community conference. A conference that brings together over 500 youth advocates from all over the country around food equity.Chef consultant for Laini Fluellen Charities. A non-profit that raise money and awareness for triple negative breast cancer Chef educator for CCAP (Careers through Culinary Arts Program). A non-profit that trains aspiring high school students in the culinary arts world. Picked by LA Food Policy as one of LA’s top Good Food LA Chefs in 2015. Chef Ambassador for Community Services Unlimited, a South Los Angeles based non-profit that provides the under-served area of South L.A. with access to healthy food and education.