We had the good fortune of connecting with RaNeisha Myers and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi RaNeisha, let’s start by talking about what inspires you?
I am inspired by my community and it’s willfulness to spread love and take care of one another. I am inspired by my peers and those that have come before me blazing the trail. I am inspired enough to always put myself in a position to learn, grow, and most certainly prosper. I am inspired to wake every day to pour into my gift and turn my life experiences into an opportunity for others.

Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
It was in undergrad when I chose to entertain my friends and cook family meals instead of focusing on my bachelor’s degree that I realized my passion was truly to serve. I’ve always wanted to pursue a path in culinary arts and make an impact while doing so. My ability to teach in this field and make an impression on the minds of others is what I pride myself on daily. I’ve always set out to be a leader and I believe this along with some other positive traits have afforded me the many opportunities I have had. I’m always a student and prioritize my education so that I’m able to give my best professionally and personally.

Any great local spots you’d like to shoutout?
Prior to the current pandemic and the constant state of uncertainty, a week long visit in Atlanta would be filled with starting the day with a hike at the beautiful Cascade Springs Nature Preserve or a light spa day at Iwi Fresh Garden Day Spa. Of course as a chef and foodie, we have to munch all day. Lunch at Tassili’s Raw Reality Cafe in the historic West End for some healthy eats, a day trip to the island with Jamrock Jerk Center in Pittsburgh, or a cheat day at Slim & Husky’s would definitely be ideal at either of their two locations. Dessert could be anything from a mini lemon pecan bundt cake from A Little Slice of Heaven Bakery in Decatur to some doughnuts from Sublime near Georgia Tech or Snogood Snoballs hidden in Castleberry Hills. Whats a great trip without a few great photo opps? We’d definitely stop by the Jackson Street bridge, Edgewood/Old Fourth Ward, Auburn Avenue to capture the rich history along that street alone, The options are endless when circulating my dollars back into my community.

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I owe my motivation to be successful to my late mother and her late father. My mother was a true hustler & my grandfather freaking worked until he was in his seventies. They never gave up and I refuse to as well. My gratitude comes from knowing that I’ve always been blessed with a tribe to support and pour into me as I’ve navigated this journey.

Instagram: www.instagram.com/chefraneisha
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Image Credits
RaNeisha Myers