PREVIOUSLY FEATURED GUESTS
We've had the pleasure of dining with some phenomenal guests at some amazing restaurants!
Enjoy as the Dinner & Dialogue continues!
Erica Ash (born September 19, 1977) is an American actress, comedian, singer and model. She was a cast member on thesketch comedy programs MadTV and The Big Gay Sketch Show. Ash also has a recurring role as Bridgette Hart on the fictional reality series, Real Husbands of Hollywood. And stars as Mary Charles "MChuck" Calloway on the STARZ hit series "Survivor's Remorse".
All About Jake
I'm a man of many loves and interests. This blog will be dedicated to my food obsession. I want to see and taste everything the world has to offer me! I grew up in a family of eight: five siblings and our parents. We jokingly call ourselves a farm family because we would make a home cooked meal that we all would collectively prepare, and eat together on a table that my mom built by hand. I am a home chef and I started cooking as soon as I could lift a frying pan. It was around my pre teen years, cooking a lot for my younger brother Jocqui, when I really fell in love with the culinary art. My mother, being from New Orleans has proven to be a huge inspiration for my cooking style. I mix her traditional southern style cooking, with an array of worldly flavors and styles, to give each dish a unique taste, with a little bit of exotic soul.
There will be fresh and new recipes every week, that can be enjoyed solo, at a dinner party with friends or with your loved ones. Come travel the world and explore new and exciting tastes with me!
Kim Hawthorne is a native of Newark, New Jersey. When she was just 12 years old she began studying opera and went on to earn a classical music scholarship to Birmingham-Southern College in Alabama. After graduating with honors and a Bachelor of Arts in Musical Theatre, she launched her professional theatre career at the Alliance Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia where she originated the role of "Minnie Dove Charles" in Pearl Cleage's FLYIN' WEST under the direction of Kenny Leon. She moved to New York where she made her Broadway debut performing the lead role of "Queen" in Cy Coleman and Ira Gasman's musical THE LIFE directed by Michael Blakemore.
Ms. Hawthorne has over 20 years experience on the big screen and television. Her feature film roles include the popular THE CHRONICLES OF RIDDICK and ALONG CAME A SPIDER. She was a series regular on Louis C.K.'s first HBO show, LUCKIE LOUIE and she was nominated for Canada's prestigious Leo Award for her role in DA VINCI'S INQUEST. She recurred on the TV series RAKE, and on ABC Family's SWITCHED AT BIRTH.
When she is not acting Ms. Hawthorne enjoys designing jewelry and spending time with her sons, Julian and Tobias.
Who is Jon Chaffin?
Jon Chaffin is an innovative young man, who strives for perfection. A native of Long Island, New York, Jon moved to Stone Mountain, GA. at the age of 5. It wasn't long before Jon became immersed in the world of acting.
While attending Stephenson High School, Jon played leading roles in numerous school productions, including "Othello", "Oedipus Rex", "A Midsummer's Night", "Romeo and Juliet." Early on, his peers noticed a budding talent, right before them. Upon graduation, Jon went on to attend Fort Valley State University, where he later received his B.A. in Mass Communications.
Jon has accumulated a vast array of roles in both Film & Television.
Who is Avery * Sunshine?
Avery Sunshine is a mercurial singer and composer who weds soul, gospel, jazz, and R&B in a signature mix. The singer has worked everywhere from Broadway to the Democratic National Convention to the European club and festival scenes. Sunshine's given name is Denise White. Though she lives in Atlanta, she originates from Chester, Pennsylvania, where she began her musical vocation by singing and playing piano in church. She attended Spellman College in Atlanta where she began her musical apprenticeship on the city's R&B scene. Grammy- and Tony Award-winning vocalist Jennifer Holliday sought her out to become the choral director for the theatrical production of Dreamgirls during the National Black Arts Festival in Atlanta. Sunshine came to national attention during four daily performances at the 2008 Democratic National Convention and was subsequently invited to sing at President Barack Obama's inauguration in 2009.
Who is Jerrell Lee Wesley?
Jerrell Lee Wesley was born on August 4, 1977 in Dothan, Alabama, USA. He is an actor and director, known for The Proposal (2009), The Fighter (2010) and Knight and Day(2010). He has had an awesome career thus far and we are sure that there is a lot more to come! You can see him now on the hit shot Power on STARZ network!