2020 has become a year like no other! From the COVID-19 pandemic to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle quitting the royal family, if you survived up to this point, you have so much to be thankful for!

With the upcoming holiday season, we all may need some inspiration as we handle our ‘new normal’ of living. Check out these five Black chefs on Instagram serving up some soul food madness and creative dishes that will even awe the most pickiest eater!



Currently based in Los Angeles, Dwight “TooKool” Brown will leave your mouth-watering with his Kool’s Klassic recipes and innovative meals such as the Krack N’ Cheese, Soul Rolls, Seafood Lasagna and Gumbo Dip! TooKool learned his way around the kitchen from his Grandma when he was growing up on the west side of Detroit. Since then, he’s been serving up some of the hottest meals to the world’s biggest artists, entertainers, and athletes.Good news is that you don’t have to be a celebrity to try one of his dishes! They’re all available on his website for $1!


Chef Jack


Chef Ceaira Jackson is known around the St. Louis restaurant scene as “Chef Jack” and has become a rising star for her gourmet soul food dishes and exceptional brunch menu! Chef Jack has worked at some of the most well-known places in the region and was one of the first chefs to bring the “Pop Up” event concept to St. Louis. Her wit and creativity in the kitchen with a love of bringing family and friends to the table will give you some inspiration and cheer this holiday season!


Chef China White


Chef China White is a self-taught cook and author. With mouth-watering recipes that remind you of your Grandma’s cooking, she’s on the rise to become one of the sought-after chefs in Atlanta and beyond. This food-obsessed recipe developer is guaranteed to take your cooking to the next level with recipes such as Penne Alla Vodka Pasta topped with Chicken Parmesan Breast, Salisbury Steak with Mashed Potatoes and Gravy, Country-style Green Beans and Stuffed Salmon!


Danni Rose


Looking for easy and fun recipes? Kitchen sensation and founder of Stove Top Kisses, Danni Rose, will help you out! As an Alabama-native, Danni’s passion for comfort food shows in her cheerful and bright video tutorials on her channel. From recipes such as the Perfect Hangover Breakfast Pasta to Double Cookie Banana Pudding, her southern-style and East Coast flair is just culinary goals!


Chef Ashley Jonique


If you’re looking for alternative meal solutions, Chef Ashley Jonique’s unique twist on classic dishes will inspire you to jazz it up in the kitchen. A true New Orleans lady, Chef Jonique has catered private and special events around the country with top influencers and celebrities. Her recipes will add color on your palate like a canvas! From Veggie-Stuffed Mushrooms, Cauliflower Steaks, to EggNog Purple Sweet Potato Pie, boring will not be an option in your kitchen!


And if you’re like my family, a gathering will not be complete without cocktails! Check this recipe out from award-winning mixologist Elliott Clark, also known as The Apartment Bartender:


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Tiffany Byndom