Kia Damon is a self-taught chef and proud Floridan woman. While paving her way through kitchens, she launched The Supper Club From Nowhere as a response to the lack of visible Black women in her culinary community. She soon became known as Kia Cooks as she spent her time doing pop up dinners, private cooking and cooking demos. After moving to New York , she took over as an Executive Chef in Manhattan at 24 years old. Soon after, she became Cherry Bombe Magazine’s first Culinary Director. Her approach to food is influenced by her personal exploration into her roots and her desire to find the threads that tie cultures together. She is the founder of the Kia Feeds The People program and cofounder of Auxilio. Two non profit organizations dedicated to combating food aparthied. Kia has made appearances in Vogue, Grubstreet and Munchies. She has been named one of 16 Black Chefs Changing Food In America by The New York Times and Forbes 30 Under 30 in Food and Beverage for 2021.
Kia Feeds The People Program (KFTPP) is a budding non profit that aims to fight food aparthied by getting quality, organic produce and pantry items to the underserved and the Black, QTPOC communitie in Brooklyn, NY. KFTPP isn’t doing anything that has not been done by our elders and predecessors. We turn to the work of Georgia Gilmore and her Club from Nowhere and the Free Lunch Program initiated by the Black Panther Party. Harnessing the power of having access to food and encouraging self sustainability.
By Fall 2021, KFTPP is aiming to raise $500,000. With funding we can roll out the first phase of our mission:
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