“I just want to feed people good food”
I was really excited when Mavis-Jay Sanders agreed to join us on Food with Mark Bittman. She’s been a chef and food activist in the city for a while now, and her influence and wisdom only continues to rise.
Mavis-Jay started cooking at a very young age — like, seven — with her grandma, “the church cake lady.” As the years passed and cooking became a safe haven for her, Mavis-Jay got formal chef training and began spending more time in the food industry — much of it at upscale restaurants — and became acutely aware of the many injustices in the food world. As you’ll hear, this led her to make a big adjustment with regards to which aspects of food she was most focused on.
I hope you enjoy this conversation, one that I personally find to be very inspirational.