Oakland, CA (KPIX) — An Oakland chef who gained fame as the winner of a popular TV cooking competition is sharing his good fortune and business skills with other black food entrepreneurs during the pandemic.
Shabriya Hill used to cook soul food like gumbo out of her home. But now, the chef and owner of Briya Be Cookin’ can fill larger orders in a certified commercial kitchen.
“It’s keeping me going. It’s keeping me afloat,” said Hill.
She’s one of 30 members of the Black Food Collective, founded two years ago