Chef Za is the founder of Zaza’s Kitchen, a cookbook author and content creator based in Atlanta, Georgia. She combines her zesty personality with her love for travel and fresh ingredients to curate memorable culinary experiences that drive impact. Eager to translate her love for cooking into a business, she founded Zaza’s Kitchen in 2018 as an undergraduate student at Spelman College. Upon researching how to address food-related health disparities in Black communities as a doctoral Sociology student, she pivoted into becoming a full time chefpreneur. Through Zaza’s Kitchen, she offers cooking classes, recipe development, content creation and private dining/catering services in the Metro Atlanta area. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, a Food and Nutrition Teacher Certificate from Columbia University and a Health Coaching certificate from Integrative Institute of Nutrition.