Wednesday, February 13

Edna Lewis Foundation Honors Legacy of Beloved Chef

Congratulations to the Edna Lewis Foundation, which has recently been awarded 501(c)3 nonprofit status. Joe Randall, a Georgia-based chef and founding member of the SFA, is the chairman of the Foundation's board of directors. "The Foundation is dedicated to honoring, preserving and nurturing African Americans' culinary heritage and culture, and to elevating the appreciation of our culinary excellence," he says. 

Edna Lewis (1916-2006), a native of Virginia, was a prolific chef and cookbook writer. She cooked in New York City for much of her adult life, but lived her last years in Atlanta, Georgia. Lewis was also a founding member of the SFA and was the very first recipient of our lifetime achievement award back in 1999.