Born and raised in eastern North Carolina, Fresh started remixing southern culinary traditions as soon as she could walk and hold a whisk. Transplant to the Midwest, they now call Chicago home. An engineering and physics nerd turned chef, she has professionally studied cooking in Thailand and the U.S. and has worked in elite kitchens, including Google and Facebook.
Their community-based edible activism among communities of color, elders, queer folx, and youth is where her heart most deeply resides. They strive to make nutritious food accessible to all. She provides weekly meals for various non-profits and programs dedicated to increasing food access for the homeless, street youth, and seniors.
Chef Fresh is the founder of Fresher Together LLC. Fresher Together is a collaborative food project for healing, economic development, training and retreat. Fresh is fighting for accessible quality affirming health care for all centering POC, queer, GNC, trans, and fat folks. She is deeply passionate about food programming being commonplace in health care and health care free of body shaming and honoring the principles of H.A.E.S (Health At Every Size).