Executive Sous Chef & Wellness Program Coordinator, San Francisco
Ayah is part of the culinary team 1776’s San Francisco campus, where she co-creates menus and cooks a daily community-style lunch; produces food services for events; assists in inventory, ordering, vendor relationships, and deliveries; and manages the snack program. She graduated as a Natural Chef from Bauman College, a Holistic Nutrition & Culinary Arts Program in Berkeley, after which she immersed herself in the startup world via her own catering company and network of chefs focusing on organic and visionary food for large events and retreats.
Ayah also holds a B.A. in African American Studies & Public Policy from the University of Maryland, College Park. While in Washington, D.C., she worked with the Council on African American Affairs on issues surrounding food insecurity & preventive methods related to childhood obesity, and at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation as a Spouses Program Manager & Development Officer. Ayah also worked in Malawi, Africa, advocating a holistic approach to combating HIV/AIDS before moving to the Bay Area to bring her passion for health, wellness, and community food issues to new culinary pursuits.