A few weeks ago me and my boyfriend had the pleasure of attending “Soulful Sundays,” created by Chef Moorenita. I’m glad I was able to drag him out of the house and we were able to have that experience.
Soulful Sundays is a Brunch held once a month in Kansas City. There is delicious food, live music, unlimited mimosas, and more. When we went (I believe the menu changes each month), the menu consisted of shrimp & grits, bacon, eggs, chicken and waffles, potatoes, pastas, fresh fruit, sliced meats, macaroni, veggies, rolls, an assortment of tasty desserts, a carving station and more.
The food was so delicious, and the experience was one of a kind…I had to meet the Chef. Anita Moore “Chef Moorenita,” is no stranger to the kitchen. If fact she’s been cooking most of her life. I got a quick chance to interview her and learn more about her craft.
Q: How long have you been cooking?
I’ve been cooking for as long as I can remember. I started my own catering company three years ago as a home chef with no training. I decided I wanted to be the best at what I do, so I went to school to become classically trained and certified as a chef.
Q: Where do you find your inspiration to cook?
My inspiration would be my father. Believe it or not, my mother wasn’t much of a cook. She’d cook a meat and a side item and was done. Don’t get me wrong, she could fry a mean pork chop (insert laughter)! But, I can remember my dad picking beans and letting them soak all night to prepare beans and cornbread. Or, watching him pick greens at night to serve with Sunday dinner the next day. He had the passion and that’s where I picked it up from.
Q: What services do you offer?
Soulful Sundays is held once a month. There won’t be one in May, but I plan to host one around Father’s Day. It’s a holiday that’s overlooked quite a bit, and I love my father so why not throw him a brunch. I plan to incorporate education about Prostate Cancer in this brunch because my father is currently suffering from the disease. I also have a personalized meal delivery service called “Food On The Run” by Moore’s Creative Cuisine. Each week I feature a new menu.
Q: Do you volunteer your services?
I’m just now starting to do charity work. I’ll be providing small plates at an event called “Visions and Vino.” It’s a benefit for Butterflies and Wildflowers, an organization that inspires and empowers girls in our community. I’ll also be cooking dinner for a family May 23rd, 2015 at the Ronald McDonald house.
Q: What keeps you motivated?
I love to see people happy! I love trying new recipes for people! I love to create! I think the most rewarding thing, even better than money, is when someone says to me, “Oh my God, this is sooooo good!” or “This is the best food I’ve ever had!” It’s an amazing feeling seeing someone enjoy the food you’ve put your soul into.
To find out more about Chef Moorenita visit her Facebook page. You can also place your menu orders, and stay updated when new “Soulful Sundays” tickets are available (they sell out quickly).
You can see more of Chef Moorenita this upcoming weekend on KCTV5 news May 2nd, 2015. She’ll be on with the American Heart Association. You can also find her at this years Taste of Kansas City.
Here is a short video I made of “Soulful Sundays.”
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