Celebrating Sisterhood with Chef Catina Smith

Episode 5 July 08, 2019 00:59:30
Celebrating Sisterhood with Chef Catina Smith
Afros and Knives
Celebrating Sisterhood with Chef Catina Smith

Hosted By

Tiffani Rozier

Show Notes

Chef Cat has a lifelong passion for food and cooking. She received her degree in Professional Cooking from Baltimore International College. After graduating she entered the Air Force Reserves and joined the Army Corps of Engineers. In addition to her culinary degree, she holds a Bachelor’s in Organizational Management and is pursuing her Masters's in Acquisition and Procurement Management. When deployed, she managed a dining facility that fed over seven thousand troops daily. 

She was the sous chef for Guy Fieri's Kitchen and Bar at the Horseshoe Casino in Baltimore. She has been the executive chef of a dining company and at Dovecote Cafe. She currently operates her own culinary business, Culinary Socialite, and is a member of the board for The Food Project. She is the founder of Just Call Me Chef, a professional networking organization for Black women in the culinary industry.

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