Chef Tanya Holland got her culinary education at La Varenne Ecole de Cuisine, worked under world-renowned chef Bobby Flay, and wrote her own cookbook all before opening her Oakland restaurant, Brown Sugar Kitchen. If her esteemed background itself doesn’t pique your interest, her inventive approach to soul food is sure to impress. Try a plate of her mouth-watering, crispy fried chicken or her savory creole meatloaf. Tanya aims to foster a culture of inclusivity and community support, ensuring that people from all backgrounds feel welcome at Brown Sugar Kitchen.

Fun fact: Tanya started a donate-a-meal option in partnership with nonprofit organizations including Harbor House, Beyond Emancipation, CityTeam, and Summit Hospital.

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