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Wed, Nov 16


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Let’s Get Cooking: Ideas & Inspirations for Holiday Entertaining

This holiday season, up your hosting game with some fun, tasty, and healthy recipes from our panelist. Whether you are a novice or seasoned chef, our panelist will help you brush up on your kitchen skills and give you some fresh ideas for the season that are sure to wow your guests.

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Let’s Get Cooking: Ideas & Inspirations for Holiday Entertaining
Let’s Get Cooking: Ideas & Inspirations for Holiday Entertaining

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Nov 16, 2022, 7:00 PM

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Yasim Butler

Food is life. I have loved food since I was a baby. My mother tells a story about when I was six months old in daycare. Whenever it was feeding time, I would cry for hours until you fed me as much as I WANTED to eat. 

My love of food created my pandemic project of making cooking content under the banner of GoodCub3d Kitchen. GoodCub3d stands for making #GoodFood at a #GoodPrice to promote a #GoodLife. My current culinary goal is to make the perfect vegan ice cream at home. You can find me on social media @goodcubed on Instagram and @goodcub3d everywhere else. 

I’ll leave you with this, always thank the #GoodLord for #GoodFood and #GoodTimes; all that good is #GoodCub3d  

Nuri Muhammad 

Established in 2019, Nuri Muhammad owns and operates Chef Stretch Kitchen, and provides catering services and phenomenal dine-in experiences for brunches, dinners, and special occasions in the comfort of client’s homes, offices, and special destinations. In addition, Chef Stretch serves as Executive Sous Chef at “The Grove” in Upper Marlboro, Maryland where he is responsible for creating and preparing delicious specialty menus and meals and ensures the kitchen staff provide guests with exemplary foods. 

Chef Stretch realized his talent and passion for cooking at the early age of seven. Since, he has been striving to do his part to illuminate and share the narrative about what it takes and what it means to be a young African American entrepreneur. As a Private Chef, he values hard work, maintains high standards of service in all the meals he prepares.

Notably, once Chef Stretch’s cooking talent emerged he and his team won the annual “Pro Start” cooking competition for the State of Maryland which allowed all the group’s Chef’s to enter and compete in Nationals Competition. Since then, he has served as a personal Chef to many all-star celebrities hosting Valentine’s dinner, for NFL Super Bowl champion, Ronald Darby’s prepared an all-star Mother’s Day Brunch for NCAA star Joe Hampton’ celebration and served many other private events with specialty menus. 

Chef Stretch, known by his family as Nuri, received a Special award of recognition from the United States Congress for his participation in the “Jow Ga Kung Fu” competition in China where he won two gold medals. He has committed himself to continue to feed the homeless with his passion that developed for this social cause when he volunteered to serve food for Martha’s Table patrons where he conducted live food prep demonstrations for residents in all 8 Wards of the District of Columbia. Chef Stretch earned his associate degree in Baking and Pastry Arts from Strafford University and holds current safe serv food handling certification. Chef Stretch’s media appearances include Bravo’s Married to Medicine Season 8 Episode 7, Capital Gazette, and Voyage Baltimore.  

Zaria Stott-Turner 

What sets me aside from other mass producers and bakers especially when it comes to vegan and gluten free products is that I don't simply add excessive amounts of sugar to make something taste "good" or "bring out flavor". Real fruits, grains, and herbs can speak for themselves.  

Decadent Truth also thinks about your health and mind. I want clients to understand what it is they're eating, while enjoying real tasty ingredients. A snippet purely about myself, I'm a full time home baker now, and chef, wife, daughter and sister!

Taueret Khepera Thomas is no stranger to the world of culinary with 20+ years of practical knowledge as a culinary professional.  Chef Thomas is a sought-after industry expert as she comfortably wears many hats – entrepreneur, chef, culinary administrator and educator, consultant, brand ambassador, and competition judge to name just a few.  A culinary maven whose passion is food, Chef Thomas is endorsed by other chefs and culinary professionals for her uncompromising standards and discipline for the culinary arts.

Chef Thomas is owner of Khepera’s Kitchen, LLC, an elite chef service for individuals and organizations who require personalized creation of great food. Wanting to bring her fine dining cooking style in a casual setting, Chef Thomas, self-funded her business. In February 2019, Saveur Online Magazine featured Chef Thomas as one of the African American chefs revitalizing the Baltimore food scene.  Chef Thomas is a member of the prestigious Les Dames d’Escoffier – “a leadership organization composed of women who have not only achieved success in their profession, but who contribute significantly to their communities”.

A woman of achievement, Chef Thomas can claim several firsts, including the youngest and first woman of color to lead a culinary college in the State of Maryland as well as earning the highly regarded Certified Hospitality Educator (CHE) certification in 2006.  Chef Thomas credits her public policy background for her social activism.  A former HUD Fellow, Chef Thomas’ interests in community and economic development is ever present. Chef Thomas is a board member of Waverly Main Street.  In addition, Chef Thomas is a member of the Hospitality & Tourism Workforce Development roundtable for Visit Baltimore.

Always looking to serve her community, Chef Thomas is the resident chef and leadership advisor for Black Girls Global Exchange (BGGE), a youth-led revolutionary peer learning and cross-cultural movement empowering black girls from different countries and continents to promote intercultural understanding and tackle global issues affecting them through arts and service.

Brittany Titus and her Fiancé Levar Mitchell created Cooking With Locs and Love. It was inspired by three significant milestones we have been on together: from the idea of going through our Loc journey, our Love journey,  and our exploration of love of flavors and food.  We wanted to bring the three experiences together in a tangible way to share with kindred spirits, lovers of good food, and wholesome dishes.

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