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20 Questions With GoNOLA

Thanks to GoNOLA, who featured me in their February Newsletter issue of 20 Questions.  I answer questions like: Who is your favorite New Orleanian, dead or alive, real or imagined? Describe the best meal you’ve eaten in New Orleans When was the last time you...

Chef Toya at Dillard University Dinner & Dialogue

Dillard University’s Dinner and Dialogue

I had the pleasure of speaking to a group of incoming freshman at Dillard University. There first series of "Dinner and Dialogue" is aimed at helping young students navigate the boardroom and dinning room once they are out of college. ...

Tchoupitoulas Po Boy

Fried Chicken Festival 2017

This year, New Orleans hosted the 2nd annual National Fried Chicken Festival.  Hosted by a good chef friend of mine, Chef Jeff, I wowed the crowd with my version of a friend chicken po-boy aka the Tchoupitoulas Po Boy.  This is a fried garlic chicken Po...

Chef Toya Performing A Cooking Demo at NUCCIO's Kitchen

Cooking Demo At NUCCIO’s Kitchen

I recently was asked to do a cooking demo for NUCCIO's Louisiana Kitchen, a store based in Covington, LA that sells Sicilian, Creole, and Cajun products.  The store as a really great family atmosphere and I love the different Southern seasonings, products, and cooking utensils that...

Career Day At Young Audiences!

I absolutely love visiting schools to pour into young vibrant minds! Young Audiences Charter School invited me back to visit but this time we weren't creating holiday snacks, it was Career Day.  YAC is a charter school that supports heavy integration of fine arts into their studies,...

Chef Toya creates edible christmas trees with kids at YAC

Crafting Edible Christmas Trees

I paid a visit to The Young Audiences Charter School to help them creatively enjoy their snack time. I really love the way this school manages to integrate all art forms into their curriculum, the art on the walls was pretty impressive as well! We...