Chef Lachelle Cunningham has been a dynamic force on the Twin Cities’ food scene and is known for cooking globally inspired comfort food that thwarts unhealthy stereotypes and fuses in global flavors. She began her culinary career by launching Chelles’ Kitchen in 2012 and soon became known for her work as the founding Executive Chef of Breaking Bread Cafe (in 2015) in North Minneapolis, where she received many accolades for her food creativity and social justice work.
In 2018, Chef Lachelle began building The Healthy Root Institute, with a mission focused on healing and social justice through food education, culinary arts and entrepreneurship. Soul Food is a cuisine steeped in power. It is built on a legacy carried for hundreds of years by many, its dishes often plant-based, its ingredients packed with survival and nutrients, its methods innovative and resourceful, able to make life and joy with what is available.
Check out our piece Soul Food is Super Food.