Kia Cooks

Kia Damon Is Combating Food Apartheid One Nutritious Meal at a Time


“One time when I was a kid, my family gave me a task to cook the rice for dinner, and I burned it. After that, I was just banned from any cooking activities,” Kia Damon says about one of her earliest cooking experiences.

Years later, the self-taught chef has come a long way— with a vast array of culinary experiences under her belt, including being a Chopped champion, hosting season two of Nike’s Athlete’s Cookbook, and spearheading a new project called Kia Feeds The People Program that helps fight food apartheid in Brooklyn.