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Reggie Anderson, Jr

"As a self-taught chef, I am deeply passionate about the art of cooking and dedicated to spreading joy through each meal I create.

     

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Who or what inspires you to cook?

I find my greatest inspiration in cooking through the joy it brings. Food has a remarkable ability to turn ordinary moments into ones filled with smiles and anticipation. It's the catalyst for laughter, dancing, and all sorts of joyful expressions. Perhaps most importantly, food has this magical ability to reconnect us with our inner child. We all have that one cherished meal, lovingly prepared by a family member, that instantly transports us back to cherished memories.

What's your all time favorite dish to make?

I'm just a simple guy.... My favorite meal? Cajun fried catfish, garlic sautéed green beans, cast iron skillet home-fried potatoes, and honey butter cornbread

What would you do with the $25,000?

Firstly, I would thank GOD for this opportunity. With gratitude, I'd allocate funds to expand my business, starting with a commissary kitchen build within my warehouse. This space will serve the community, offering opportunities and organizing food drives for underserved families and seniors, ensuring access to nourishing meals and support for those in need. It's about growth and giving back!

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