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The Love, Art, and Business of Food With Lachelle Cunningham

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“We are literally walking around with historical PTSD.”

Lachelle Cunningham
What’s it like to be a Black food entrepreneur in 2020?

To understand this better, we’re joined by a true culinary Renaissance woman of the Twin Cities. Lachelle Cunningham runs a catering business in Minneapolis, runs culinary education at the Good Acre, and is an advocate for food as a tool for economic development and better health. In this conversation we cover:

  1. How Lachelle’s work helps her clients overcome racial trauma and realize their dreams.
  2. What many people misunderstand about working in the restaurant industry.
  3. How home cooks can waste less food and become less reliant on recipes by thinking like a caterer.

This episode touches on a tapestry of fascinating topics at the intersection of food, entrepreneurship, race, history, and more!

Episode Show Notes:

  1. Learn more about chef Lachelle Cunningham on her website.
  2. In addition to running her own catering company, Lachelle is proud to be an educator at The Good Acre in Minneapolis.
  3. Lachelle referenced Black Wall St, an important, but often tragically forgotten community and incident in the history of Oklahoma and the United States.
  4. Lachelle is a big fan of cleaning out your fridge as a way to help prevent food waste and make cooking easier. Here’s a guide to help you get started.
  5. Lachelle’s go-to karaoke song is anything by Erykah Badu, especially “Tyrone.”

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