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Chef Huda

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Chef Huda
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BornHuda Mu'min
(1981-06-09) June 9, 1981 (age 39)
🏳️ Nationality
🏫 EducationLe Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts, University of Maryland
💼 Occupation

Huda Mu'min (born June 9, 1981), known professionally as Chef Huda, is an American chef, television personality and food and entertainment writer. She appeared on season one of the ABC series The Taste and on season six of the Food Network series Cutthroat Kitchen. She currently resides in Maryland.

Early Life[edit]

Huda Mu'min was born in Northampton, Massachusetts and was raised in a completely organic household. She began cooking at the age of six.[1]

Education and Training[edit]

After graduating from the University of Maryland with a degree in Behavioral Sciences. Chef Huda attended Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts, where she honed her culinary skills and graduated top of her class.

Career[edit]

Chef Huda Mu'min is blazing a new trail in the culinary world. She is the Record-Setting Champion of Food Network's "Cutthroat Kitchen" and a favorite on ABC's Emmy nominated show, "The Taste" with Anthony Bourdain, Nigella Lawson, Brian Malarkey and Ludo Lefebvre. She has been a featured as judge on CNBC series, Power Pitch.[2] . As the host of the award-winning show, "The Kitchen Table Series" on TV One with Holly Robinson Pete and Tisha Campbell-Martin, Chef Huda is a culinary powerhouse to watch.[3]

​ Huda Mu'min serves as the Executive Chef at The Just Savor Restaurant Group, which is a culinary company specializing in special event and culinary focused experiences located in Washington, D.C. She is Founder of Chef Huda's Kitchen (CHK), an innovative and culturally conscious company specializing in Healthy Comfort Food.

Chef Huda's love for the culinary arts presented itself at the young age of six. A native of Massachusetts, she was raised in an organic and multicultural household, which piqued her interest in diverse food knowledge and influenced her culinary creativity. Her mission is to educate, empower, and inspire people through food. ​ A proud graduate of the University of Maryland and the prestigious Le Cordon Bleu, where she finished at the top of her class. She is also an alumna of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program. Chef Huda has worked amongst the best in the industry. Her delicious culinary creations have received national rave reviews from A-list Hollywood celebrities, tastemakers, and political icons such as President Barack Obama & First Lady Michelle Obama, Anthony Bourdain, Patrick Ewing, Patti LaBelle, to name a few. ​ As a millennial influencer and culinary visionary, she has worked with top international brands, such as Coca Cola, Pantene, GE, Delta and Nissan. Chef Huda was honored to be a featured guest chef at the White House for President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama's exclusive events. ​ She has received several awards including, a Telly Award, Who's Who in Washington, D.C., Tastemaker of The Year Award, PGCSIF Forty Under 40 Award and a USDA Certificate of Appreciation. A fan favorite at International Food and Wine events including; New York City Wine & Food Festival (NYCWFF), Disney's Epcot International Food & Wine Festival, the Taste of Philadelphia, Essence Festival, The Tom Joyner Fantastic Voyage and the CBCF's Annual Legislative Conference "Taste of ALC". ​ Outside of the Kitchen, Chef Huda serves as an Ambassador for The American Heart Association and supports the American Diabetes Association. She also supports impactful organizations such as; The James Beard Foundation, Kevin Durant Charity Foundation (KDCF), YMCA, Boys and Girls Club, Wanda Durant The Real MVP Foundation, and The Salvation Army. Chef Huda served as a spokesperson for The CW Network's "Healthy DC" Campaign and the First Lady Michelle Obama's Let's Move Chef's Move to Schools initiative. ​ In addition to being a globally recognized chef, she is a true fashionista at heart. Chef Huda has an eye for style and design and has been featured in magazines for her fashion, including Vogue Italia, Essence, Ebony Magazine, Washington Business Journal and national TV networks such as Food Network, MSNBC, CNN, CBS, ABC, Network, NBC, and FOX.

Her style, elegance, and grace garner her the opportunity to serve as a lifestyle expert, food writer and entertainment contributor for Monarch Magazine, The Washington Post, Washington Informer Newspaper, and The Root.

As an entertainment correspondent, she has interviewed some of Hollywood's elite including; Cicely Tyson, Angela Bassett, Kevin Hart, Ryan Cougler, Steve Harvey, John David Washington, Iman and The Ambassador of Japan to name a few. ​ Chef Huda recently launched her new gourmet spice line"Just Savor By Chef Huda". With more than 20 Chef Curated Premium Spice Blends with customer favorites like Jammin' Jerk, Turmeric Gold, Garlic Goodness, Spicy Garlic Madness, Maple Sugar Magic, Applewood Smoked Sea Salt, and Merlot Sea Salt. Just Savor Spices is available online at www.justsavor.com

Che Huda continues to cook up her next chapter and is currently working on her highly anticipated first cookbook releasing late this year and her new podcast the "World of Hu" launching in February.

The Taste[edit]

Huda was a contestant and fan favorite on the first season of The Taste[4] ABC's Emmy nominated show, hosted by Anthony Bourdain, Nigella Lawson, Brian Malarkey and Ludo Lefebvre.

Cutthroat Kitchen[edit]

Chef Huda gained naturual notoriety, as the Record-Setting Champion of Food Network's "Cutthroat Kitchen" with Alton Brown. During the “S’Mortal Combat” episode,[5] Huda won $23,900 the largest prize earnings of a contestant in the history of the show.

Media Appearances[edit]

Chef Huda has an eye for style and design and has been featured in magazines for her fashion, including Vogue Italia, Essence, Ebony Magazine, Washington Business Journal and national TV networks such as Food Network, MSNBC, ESPN The Undefeated CNN, CBS, ABC, NBC, FOX and GMA3[6]

Her style, elegance, and grace garner her the opportunity to serve as a lifestyle expert, food writer and entertainment contributor for Monarch Magazine, The Washington Post, Washington Informer, and The Root.

As an entertainment correspondent, she has interviewed some of Hollywood's elite including; Cicely Tyson, Angela Bassett, Kevin Hart, Ryan Cougler, Steve Harvey, John David Washington, Iman and The Ambassador of Japan to name a few. ​ Chef Huda has been featured in Vogue Italia, The Washington Post, Washington Life Magazine, On Tap Magazine[7] and NPR. She has also appeared on The Steve Harvey Morning Show and The Howard Stern Show.

Awards[edit]

Chef Huda was honored with the Tastemaker Excellence Award.

She was awarded the Prince George's County Social Innovation Fund Forty Under 40 Award in Art and Humanities.[8]

References[edit]

  1. Hallett, Vicky. "Chef Huda's family recipe" – via www.washingtonpost.com.
  2. Weinstein, Joanna (December 31, 2014). "What the cluck? Start-up cooks up a new burger". CNBC.
  3. "The Kitchen Table". One X Studios.
  4. "Huda Mu'min". IMDb.
  5. "S'Mortal Combat". Food Network.
  6. https://www.goodmorningamerica.com/news/video/air-fryer-cooking-made-easy-75082948/
  7. https://www.ontaponline.com/2013/04/01/chef-huda-dazzles-abcs-the-taste/
  8. http://innovateprincegeorges.org/huda-l-mumin-2-2/

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