Chris "Chef Skip" Skipper
Chris who is popularly know as "Chef Skip" is one of my favorite cousins and now business partner. He is the owner of Chef Skip in Virginia Beach and Portsmouth and we now own a location in Washington, DC. After graduating from culinary school, Chef Skip started as a food truck in 2016. If you only knew his story prior to this. I've watched him grind so hard to not be labeled as a statistic and am so proud of the man he is today. Follow Chef Skip on IG @chefskip757
You can also check out the locations:
📍1591 Dahlia Drive, Virginia Beach, VA
📍4210 Portsmouth Blvd, Portsmouth, VA
📍715 Euclid St NW, Washington, DC
April, aka The Popcorn Queen launched her gourmet popcorn business with her mom "Popcorn Queens" over 5 years ago. I was originally introduced to April through mutual friends. It's always a pleasant surprise when I see her at events. You can catch her at the Spice Suite on the 1st Saturday of the month. You can also order online. My favorite flavors are the cinnamon apple, peanut and salted caramel. I enjoy the salty-sweet combo but they have more options. Be sure to check them out www.popcornqueens.com or IG @popcornqueens
Mekeda of Kedakakes
Mekeda, mom, model and Entrepreneur. I met Mekeda, when I had the BPBF, she participated in our Cupcakes and Cocktails event and I have been using her ever since. I ordered some kedakakes for a family occasion and now my family orders from her for EVERY event as well. Keda is super creative, she can execute almost any theme. Kedakakes are always super fresh and moist and taste as good as they look. She also offers cakes, kakepops, stuffed strawberries, chocolate covered strawberries and other specialty items. To order visit www.iwantkedakakes.com or follow her on IG @kedakakes
Celebrity Chef, Tobias Dorzon is a long time friend and one of my favorite chefs. Tobias, an awarding winning chef has been featured on Guy's Grocery Games (Food Network) several times. I've witnessed Tobias grind from the football field to starting his food truck, Victory to several restaurants and now his most recent venture with James Harden, Thirteen in Houston. Houston is on my list of destinations for the summer so that I can check out his new venture. If you find yourself in Houston, please make sure Thirteen is on your list. Tobias' food is outstanding!! He did a dinner party for me and a few friends last year and they are still raving about it. The lamb chops, the salmon, the mac and cheese, the banana pudding...all something special.
You can follow Tobias and Thirteen on IG, @tobiasdorzon and @thirteenhouston
Chantel is a healthcare professional, restaurant owner and Independent Travel Agent. She enjoys taking advantage of all that life has to offer.
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