MEET CHEF RAMONA BAPTISTE
Chef wants to bring lots of flavor and more vegetables to the table
Ramona Baptiste grew up detesting the foods that her dad frowned on as a child himself: beans, oatmeal and okra. Part of a large Southern family, her dad ate those staples too much for his liking. Ramona, who grew up in Chicago, had an altogether different kind of childhood diet. Her mom cooked a lot of steak, she recalls.
“I used to complain. ‘Steak again?’” she says, laughing. Today, Ramona, 56, is a chef and nutrition specialist, and her focus is on healthy, nutritious cooking. She mixes her family’s cooking traditions with flavorful options that suit not only her palette but also address the needs of her community, which she feels could be better educated about food choices. Ramona will be speaking at the Official Screening Event of "PlantPure Nation." GET TICKETS to "PlantPure Nation!"
Read more about Ramona's story here.