When Deborah VanTrece and her fellow flight attendants were on strike, she decided to go to culinary school. For 20 years, Deborah worked on flights and in food before making the full-time leap into the chef world. Today, Deborah has her own place, Twisted Soul Cookhouse & Pours in Atlanta, where she serves up her global soul food to a happy, diverse clientele. Deborah’s patience and dedication are starting to pay off, as everyone from The New York Times to Guy Fieri has their eyes on her. Why now? “I think it’s just time for us females to shine,” she says modestly. Grab your sunglasses and tune in!
Chef Deborah VanTrece is certainly no stereotype. When I asked her how much it occurs to her that she’s almost a perfect embodiment of the current conversation around diversity in the culinary world — particularly as it regards Southern cooking and the ongoing debate around who owns soul food — she admitted to being very aware that she fits the bill.
Down to (small) business: Reality show filming begins in Alton
April 07, 2018
Lovett’s Snoots, Fish, Chicken, & More owner Merry Lovett, center, has a laugh Saturday morning with Amanda Brinkman, host of internet reality show “Small Business Revolution — Main Street.” Episodes of she show’s Season 3, which will feature six Alton businesses, will be shot throughout summer. The show will begin airing on Hulu next fall. A dozen crew members filled Lovett’s for several hours of production work.