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Creating opportunities that bridge cultural divides and build strong food communities.


The goal of the Gifts from the Ancestors project is to cultivate a response that embraces tradition and sustains life. It is our desire to provide culinary enrichment by connecting people with the past in the present time.

To explore West African food cultures, cooking techniques, and cuisines that shaped the Southern foodways of African Americans.

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Sheri L. Raleigh


Cultural Cuisine Workshop

Cast Iron Skillet Culinaire

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Chef Heir

Creole & Southern Cuisine

The Heir's Table

Chef Amiah Yearby, Baking, Pastry and Set Design.

Chef Amiah Yearby

Pastry Workshop

Sweet Arrow & The Herbist Apothecary

Our Chefs
Customer Testimonials

Had such a fun night learning how to cook some delicious Creole classics along with great tips and tricks mixed with lots of heartwarming laughter!.”

Glenn & Rhonda Robinson

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