We had the good fortune of connecting with Ta-Ta Snead and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Ta-Ta, what was your thought process behind starting your own business?
I found out pretty early in culinary school that I wanted to be my own boss and that working for someone else what out of the question. I couldn’t see myself cooking according to someone else’s standardized recipes.

Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
Although I graduated from one of the top culinary schools in the south, Louisiana Culinary Institute, it’s taken a lot more of continuing self education, more so in the direction of food medical science and nutrition and it’s effects on our bodies. My studies and research has led me here, writing my own curriculum and building a plant based culinary school, and products like Sea Moss ice cream and alkaline plant based meats. It’s challenging but it’s more than worth it. I specialize in plant based cuisine, but I’m not just a Chef. I’m an educator and the student. I’m a knowledge chaser. I’m continuously updating and writing my curriculum. Along with that I have a few products that will be available this coming spring. My Chef Collection line “Dope By Design”, provides Chef apparel with our Entrepreneurs and Bosses in mind. Then of course “Food Swingz For Every Body, Sea Moss ice cream “, it’s an all alkaline, dairy free ice cream with the intended purpose for healing. People can always engage in my ”Amuse Bouche Supper Club” this is exclusively plant based where we serve 7 to 16 course dinner experiences. There’s always something fantastic brewing over here under TheDopestChef.Co umbrella.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
My favorite spots or places to go in the city of Atlanta would be Piedmont park and the belt line.

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I’d like to shout out Jay Ovara of How To Vegan ATL, he may not know or even understand it. But every part of my evolving has been sparked by him. Eternally grateful.

Website: TheDopestChef.Co

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Facebook: Ta-Ta Snead/TheDopestChef

Image Credits
Kayla Madonna

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