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About Chef Keisha Griggs

After 13 years as an interactive marketing executive, Chef Keisha decided to follow her passion and lifelong love of cooking to pursue a career in the culinary industry.

 

Since graduating from the Arts Institute honored Culinary Arts program in 2011, she has had the opportunity to work alongside some of Houston's most prestigious chefs and restaurants, crafting techniques in classical French, Asian, Vegetarian, Vegan, New American, and fine dining cuisines.

 

Her first job in the culinary world at Philippe Restaurant and Lounge cemented her passion for the food and beverage industry and gave her the confidence to strike out on her own.

 

About Bocage Catering

In 2012, Chef Keisha introduced Bocage Catering, a full-service catering company. With Bocage Catering, she curates food and experiences that enlighten her diners with amazing food coupled with great memories. Her passion for local and sustainable food sourcing drives her desire to share what she knows and Is committed to bettering the community, whether it's sharing her expertise through cooking classes utilizing local produce and product or offering free food to Houstonians in times of need and supporting the BIPOC and woman-owned business throughout our community.

 

About Ate Kitchen

Chef Keisha Griggs brings her Trinidadian roots and culinary expertise to Ate Kitchen, which offers contemporary Caribbean-inspired cuisine. Fusing Griggs’ Trinidadian heritage with French, African, Indian and Latin influences, the menu offers favorites like curry chicken, doubles, jerk chicken flavorful stews and more. Chef Griggs launched Ate Kitchen originally located In an Indiscrete space nestled In the heart of Montrose in 2017 as part of her catering company, Bocage Catering. A Year later she added her concept to Politan Row in Rice Village and currently Ate Kitchen is in construction and will be located in Eado (East End downtown Houston) opening early 2023

 

 

Black Chef Table

Chef Griggs Is Currently Co-Founder and Curator of Houston’s Black Chef Table. Black Chef Table, is culinary experience highlighting African American food purveyors and chefs identifying as Black Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC). The multi-coursed dinner series will be hosted at the James Beard nominated Kulture Restaurant in downtown Houston, Texas.

 

For information, visit https://www.blackcheftable

"Consuming authentic Caribbean food can be an emotionally moving experience, not only in terms of the euphoria caused by its fresh ingredients, intense flavors, and spicy seasonings, but also in the awareness that diverse groups of people have had to come together in various state of contentment and discontentment in order to produce even just a morsel of a Caribbean meal."

―Lynne Marie Houston