Uptown Soul Food Caters ‘Meet the Entrepreneur: Curran J’ Hosted by Kings Rule Together

This past Wednesday, Uptown Soul Food had the opportunity to cater ‘Meet the Entrepreneur’, an interview series featuring Curran J of Kings Rule Together. According to the brand’s website, “in 2011, Curran J launched the “Kings Rule Together” clothing line, encouraging Kings and Queens alike to embrace their inner excellence and prestige. Since its launch, K.R.T. has sold over 1,500 pieces not only in the United States, but throughout the world, reaching Canada, Mexico, and the United Kingdom. K.R.T. has been favored by hipsters and notable celebrities alike, including actor Jaden Smith and 106 & Park host, Terrance J.”

‘Meet the Entrepreneur’ took place in the Briefing Room at the Apple store on Walnut Street in Center City Philadelphia. Our menu was very simple and made with fresh ingredients sourced from Iovine Brothers at Reading Terminal Market: Berry Kebabs made with fresh strawberries, blueberries, red & green grapes, and raspberries; a spin on our favorite Sweet Potato Kale Wrap served on a Sourdough Crostini; and a crispy apple-arugula-beet salad with candied pecans. Check out a few of the beautiful photos by Darren Burton.

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Photo Credit: Darren Burton @creativi_d. View Darren’s website can be viewed at http://www.dburtonphotos.com.

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Uptown Soul Food Caters The 1st Annual City Fit Girls Wellness Retreat

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This weekend, Uptown Soul Food had the opportunity to cater the City Fit Girls Wellness Retreat! The menu featured our Sweet Potato Kale Wraps, a side salad, and green smoothies! Check out some of the photos from the awesome event below!

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Kitchen Forks & Vibes: Georgina’s Cocktails & Tastings w/ Music by DJ Mike Lowry (Vegan/Vegetarian Options on the Menu!)

invite2Looking for something to do this weekend? Georgina’s, a local catering company founded by Nana Wilmot, will be hosting a cocktails & tastings event on Sunday, June 23rd at the American Dreaming Building in celebration of their 2nd anniversary. The event will feature live music by DJ Mike Lowry. While the full menu has not been released, Nana tells us that vegetarian and vegan options will be on the menu! Get to know Nana through Uptown Soul Food’s exclusive interview with her.

Uptown Soul Food: When did you decide to become a chef? What influenced  your decision?
Nana: Its actually a funny story. About 4 years ago, I was living at home and just got fired from my retail job and was in need of a change. I had left school back in ’06 and came home with no clue as to what I wanted to do in life. While researching career options online, a pop-up ad for the Art Institute of Philadelphia’s culinary program appeared on my screen, so naturally, I clicked it. My grandma, Georgina, taught me how to cook by the age of 7.  I cooked because I had to, not because I liked to. The day I clicked on the Art Institute ad cracked open a new door and the possibilities were endless. After a successful 7-day challenge  to create something different every night for dinner for my mom and I, I was hooked, I decided to go to culinary school. From that day on, I was Chef Nana. Continue reading