Chef Zu is a Holistic Nutritionist, Urban Agriculturalist & Plant Based Chef who focuses on providing “Health & Wellness” to less fortunate communities through facilitating programs based around culinary arts, agriculture and nutrition. Chef Zu has a passion and love for studying the science of plant based foods and using the most nutritious ingredients to create amazingly flavorful vegan and raw cuisine. There is an unmentioned art to substituting plant based ingredients in dishes that were once made with meat and/or animal products such as milk, eggs, cheese & butter. Chef Zu is always looking to master this art. Chef Zu has facilitated innovated food programming for Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta Public Library System, Kirkwood Boys & Girls Clubs, Georgia Food Oasis, Morehouse College, Fulton County Commissioners Office, City of Atlanta Department of Sustainability, City of Atlanta Department Constituent Services, Carver Neighborhood Market, Frank McClarin High School, Gilliam’s Community Garden, Lithonia Farmer’s Market, The Covenant House, Atlanta Housing Authority, Aglanta, Truly Living Well, Georgia Organics, Food Well Alliance and many more non-profits, community based organizations and initiatives. As early as four years old, Chef Zu was stamped with the creation of Kings Apron as he watched his Grandmother provide big mama soul food cuisine for the family, shape hand cut hors d’oeuvres, and produce countless creations for her independently ran catering company. Kings Apron’s vision has developed over a delicate length of time. Tapping into memory, love, and culture when designing each plate, Kings Apron focuses on structuring sustainable aesthetics of flavor so that each bite has it’s own character, leaving a lasting impression on any palate.
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