Talking SCHOP! First Course NYC, thank you!

The NYC Department of Small Business Services has launched First Course NYC, a paid culinary apprenticeship to train New Yorkers and connect them to quality entry-level line cook jobs in leading New York City restaurants.

Talking SCHOP! A Likkle time in Brooklyn

It was a lazy end of summer Sunday in Harlem.

Talking SCHOP! Get your food, drink AND art on!

Oh boy, I love what I do and to be able to share it with you on a weekly basis is a boon! Yes, I am often invited to come taste some food and drink and talk shop with various ...

Talking SCHOP! The Little Cabin that could…

Well, good end of summer to all. I hope the time away from the city and/or your normal routine fed your soul and spirit. Bring on fall.

Talking SCHOP! Bronx Little Italy, Part III

If you have been following along this Bronx Little Italy food journey, thank you.

Talking SCHOP! Bronx Little Italy, Part II

Last I left you, I was finally making a left onto the legendary Arthur Avenue, aka Bronx’s Little Italy.

Talking SCHOP! Bronx Little Italy, Part II

For years I have heard of the magic of Arthur Avenue, the history, the authenticity, the legacy, but I never experienced it firsthand…until very recently.

Talking SCHOP! ‘Happy eating and thanks for reading’

I am taking a moment to thank all of the readers of this historic newspaper. Aside from a job, the collective work of the team is a labor of love, yes, but mostly a labor of respect for you, the ...

Talking SCHOP!…Into Crazy Rich Weekend

Last I left you I was still in recovery mode from the 5th annual Harlem EatUp! festival. After which I went straight into a birthday Memorial Day Weekend celebration in Montreal.

Talking SCHOP! Crazy Rich Week

Wow. Wow. WOW! Harlem EatUp! 2019 is in the books and I am over the moon about my part in it and the people who make it happen.

The World’s Fare 2019

In addition to my work with Harlem EatUp! this weekend, I was named as an Official Tastemaker for the second annual World’s Fare in Citi Field also happening this weekend, May 18-19.

Talking SCHOP! Harlem EatUp! 2019 is here

It is finally here! The fifth annual Harlem EatUp! has loaded in and is getting ready to party on Saturday and Sunday in Morningside Park with you.

Talking SCHOP! WarmUp! to EatUp! HeatsUp!

We are just four days away from Harlem EatUp! 2019! Another year of hard work, collaboration and excitement will come to its culmination once again.

Talking SCHOP! Harlem EatUp! x James Beard Foundation 2019

It's year five of the annual Harlem EatUp! festival celebrating the food, art and culture of our village of Harlem and with it the annual feast at the James Beard House.

Talking SCHOP! A teachable moment

I recently had my commitment to demand customer service tested at a Saturday afternoon cooking class friends and I took to celebrate another friend’s birthday.