#GAReads | First Black Woman On 'America's Test Kitchen' and Her Mission for Women Chefs of Color

a chef tosses a salad with wooden spoons on a table filled with breakfast foods

First Black Woman On ‘America’s Test Kitchen’ and Her Mission for Women Chefs of Color”:

As the first woman of color on America’s Test Kitchen—a PBS TV cooking show, Elle Simone, doesn’t view her “test cook” role as just a job. She believes it’s part of her life’s mission to advance the representation for women of color and provide them with a platform for mentorship, sisterhood, and job placement in the culinary world. “Through my social enterprise SheChef, I’m most proud of the women chefs that I’ve been able to mentor directly, said Simone. Their products are on the shelves of Whole Foods, they’re cooking for celebrities, and food styling with Food52.

Read Kandia Johnson’s full article at Black Enterprise here…