“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!”
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.
…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 at the 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.
‘You Can’t Get Full If Your Soul Isn’t Fed‘
I wanted to 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. I took my passion, aligned it with skills, creativity and now I’m living my dreams. FiftySevenNorth caters to the specific culinary and other needs of our clientele. Elevating everyday foods into healthy, palatable cuisine is, well MY LIFE!!
SousSHE is a program that empowers young women and encourage their continuous development through food and other artistic ventures. Under this program young women are learning the essentials of nutrition, fusion, self realization and more. Our goal is to raise awareness, provide needed resources and help aid ally/sister organizations that advocate for black girls & young women.
SousSHE along with an array of activities formed under FiftySevenNorth fulfills a community need with a vision to encourage women to pursue their culinary & artistic dreams. We consult with different organizations to ensure resources are available to them as they learn to advocate, invest & build trust within themselves. In addition to their exploration in the arts and culinary field we promote self-care, fearlessness & self-esteem motivation.
This brunch & tea is an exclusive invitation for women in a variety of sectors including business, holistic, philanthropy & higher education to hold an intimate conversation over brunch . The idea is to create solutions by forming a team of female leaders to develop actionable processes to increase the investments in our girls and young women.
“To encourage excellence is to go beyond the encouraged mediocrity of our society”…Audre Lorde”