Chef Terrell’s roots and influence run deep. Her journey began by her grandmother’s knee, where she devoured all she could learn of the Southern Delta cuisine in Mississippi, her childhood home. This became the inspiration for her wildly popular popup experiences: Ladies Who Brunch & The Clarksdale. As an active voice and participant in the Asheville food scene for 17 years, Chef Terrell was one of the first to highlight local and sustainable ingredients by running one of Asheville’s first Farm-To-Table restaurants, Homegrown. Chef Terrell’s mission to build a more collaborative and equitable culinary scene has been woven into her community work as the Culinary Director of Chow Chow, North Carolina’s premier culinary festival, and as a culinary consultant. Chef Terrell’s passion is to nurture and support her peers in crafting a future that both celebrates and facilitates all the unique and talented voices that make up the Asheville culinary scene. After all, good food with purpose bonds us and is a true form of nourishment.

A tour de force and a force for change, Chef Terrell ventures to spread her message and engage others with her own unique story through freelance chef projects, culinary consulting, and her critically acclaimed pop-up restaurants ‘The Clarksdale’ and ‘Ladies Who Brunch’.