About the Chef: SoulFête! is the brain child of trained chef Danny Everett. Danny was born in Texas, and developed a love of soulful cooking from his mother, father and grandmother. He began cooking four-course meals and baking decadent desserts for his entire family at the young age 10 years old.
Danny is also a Gold and Bronze Olympic medalist, NCAA Champion at UCLA, and former world-record holder in Track & Field. While Danny traveled around the world for competitions, he had the pleasure of dining with dignitaries and eating amazing international cuisines in over 20 countries including France, Italy, Monte Carlo, Spain, India, Switzerland, Belgium, Japan, South Korea, India and Russia.
Danny combined his love of cooking, his formal training at the Los Angeles Culinary Institute, and his first-hand exposure to international cuisine, to create a unique point-of-view in which he infuses his home-born southern sensibility to create amazing soul food and savory multi-culture cuisines!
He has catered numerous weddings and private parties primarily by word-of-mouth only. His culinary talents have even been featured on "Good Morning America". By popular demand, he is now inviting you to enjoy first-hand his talent and love for cooking. If this event sounds appetizing to you, then come and celebrate SoulFête! style!
Media Coverage: Ojai Valley News (10/31/14)
"Our specialty - creating elevated Soul Food and
infusing your favorite dishes with down-home Southern grace!"
SoulFête! (Soul FEH-t) - a combination of the word "Soul" and the French word "Fête" meaning 'Celebration' - is a delicious and exciting "pop up" culinary event series featuring savory soul food, scrumptious multi-cultural cuisine, tasty beverage pairings, music and entertainment.
SoulFête! culinary events are only offered several times a year, and each dining and entertainment event is unique. Foodies, “libation enthusiasts” (ahem), and music fans alike will delight in and enjoy the special and delicious culinary point-of-view that SoulFête! offers.
Our Culinary Approach: We take your favorite dishes - then elevate them - by infusing them with a Southern sensibility and grace of smoked and sultry flavors, spicy international seasonings and sweet accents.
Now imagine enjoying this dining experience as a four or five-course meal, surrounded by family and friends, in an intimate and elegant, yet casual down-home setting. If that sounds appetizing to you, then we invite you to enjoy the SoulFête! experience!