I read this everyday…
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. It is we are powerful beyond measure. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous talented. Who am I not to be;Me playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. When we shine we consciously give others permission to do the same…so shine!
…FiftySevenNorth takes me home
The relationship between food and I began at a very young age growing up in Chicago. The style, the festivals, the block parties and reunions…food was center of it all. My Grandmother, a vessel to all things food, is a huge inspiration on my journey in the culinary world. She introduced me to cheesy grits, poached eggs(as a child) and still the best yeast rolls I’ve ever had in my life. Leaving Chicago as a teen wasn’t easy but I knew when I wanted to go back home to get the best food, or to butter my Grannie’s rolls I’d hit highway 57North to get there.
I wanted to do cook, feed people, create, share, talk, listen, read…FOOD! Moving to California only made the desire stronger. An opportunity opened for me at the CHEFS program in San Francisco and I took my passion, aligned it with skills, creativity and now I’m living my dreams. FiftySevenNorth caters to the specific culinary needs of our clientele. Elevating everyday foods into healthy, palatable cuisine is, well MY LIFE!!
Our mantra is ‘You Can’t Get Full If Your Soul Isn’t Fed’. I put as much energy into the food I cook as in the space I prepare it in. Our intimate dinners and one on one cooking lessons are EPIC! Ranging from scavenger hunts to mystery baskets our clients are left feeling full.
Our menus are diverse and limitless. Extending from American to Asian influenced cuisines to Street Food and Barbecue. Inspired by our Midwest roots we have an extreme fondness for smoking and grilling. FiftySevenNorth’s barbecue has it’s signature rubs and one of a kind accompaniments that have been hits over the years with family, friends and the community.
The name SousShe derives the word Sous, meaning subordinate, the underdog of _______; She the pronoun speak for itself. SousShe is a lifestyle, a mantra…She Is!
As women, some of us were raised to fear the yes within ourselves, to doubt but push others forward. My favorite writings of empowerment are from women who write about fear and self-perseverance to encourage excellence is to go beyond the encouraged mediocrity of our society.
SousShe is guided by a vision of mine to empower women to pursue a career in the culinary field. I consult with different organizations to ensure women from every facet of life are ready to work in the food industry and thrive there. Our vision is in the service sector, to give of yourself with humility and sacrifice. Having the knowledge, preparation and opportunities earlier on to develop into whatever their hearts desire. In addition to creating food sources for women I promote self-care, fearlessness and esteem motivation. I am committed to extending my reach and newfound expertise to advocate for women in our community.