The Vegan Hoodchefs signs on with The 95 Agency - The 95 Agency

The Vegan Hoodchefs signs on with The 95 Agency

The 95 Agency is now working with the California based company The Vegan Hood Chefs. We are excited to embark on this new journey with them. With their focus on nationwide recognition, The 95 Agency is ready to make The Vegan Hood Chefs a household name in 2020.

Who are The Vegan Hood Chefs?

Ronnishia Johnson and Rheema Calloway are The Vegan Hood Chefs. They specialize in turning many of our soul food and American style favorites into delicious vegan meals. Their passion for community organizing, creativity, and food has allowed them to launch a food initiative to help fight against food justice and social inequity within the San Francisco community. These chefs have recognized how nutrition education and access to healthy foods has contributed to the health conditions of many communities of color.

The chefs were motivated by the lack of access to healthy foods within their communities. Growing up in both Lakeview and Bayview Hunter’s Point areas of San Francisco combined with their experience in community organizing, they began to shine a light on how their native communities were experiencing food apartheid. they were able to link illnesses such as diabetes, cancer, high blood pressure, and obesity are prevalent in the community due to poor nutrition access and racial inequality. 

General rhetoric often equates this illness as being hereditary, however, the Vegan Hood Chefs argue that most of these diseases are created through poor dietary choices or lack of access. Their mission is to provide health education and healthy vegan food for disenfranchised communities with their culinary work.

The Vegan Hoodchefs launched in 2017 and has become very popular amongst the vegan community in the Bay Area. Since founded, they have cooked for a number of organizations along with providing free cooking demos for the San Francisco community. The goal is to teach communities of color that healthy food options can be flavorful and creative.

Follow them on Instagram at @theveganhoodchefs

You can read more about them at www.theveganhoodchefs.com

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