SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - The Edna Lewis Foundation paid tribute to black female chefs at The Grey in Downtown Savannah, all while celebrating the legacy of Chef Edna Lewis.
Guests enjoyed wine, cocktails and dinner prepared by Chef Mashama Bailey of The Grey and visiting cooks from across the U.S. including Chef Tiffany Derry from Dallas, Chef Celestia Mobley from Jacksonville and Chefs Jennifer Hill Booker and Maurietta Amos from Atlanta.
"We have five African-American chefs from around the country. Each one doing their reflective interest in food inspired by Edna Lewis, the Grand-Am of Southern cooking," said Chef Joe Randall.
Chef Edna was born in Virginia in 1916 and died in 2006 at the age of 89. She's remembered by many as an inspiration to young black chefs and a specialist in Southern cooking.