“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:
- How Lachelle’s work helps her clients overcome racial trauma and realize their dreams.
- What many people misunderstand about working in the restaurant industry.
- 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:
- Learn more about chef Lachelle Cunningham on her website.
- In addition to running her own catering company, Lachelle is proud to be an educator at The Good Acre in Minneapolis.
- Lachelle referenced Black Wall St, an important, but often tragically forgotten community and incident in the history of Oklahoma and the United States.
- 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.
- Lachelle’s go-to karaoke song is anything by Erykah Badu, especially “Tyrone.”