Chef Cheryl started serving her mouthwatering meals in 1996 at Keith’s Place, a popular Grove Hall eatery that she opened to bring sit-down meals to the neighborhood.
Read Chef Cheryl’s story here
After closing Keith’s Place, Cheryl expanded her amazing flavor profile in Johnson and Wales University culinary arts program, learning the intricacies of cooking and food preparation.
When her mother developed advanced Alzheimer’s disease, she returned to Boston to take care of her. During this time, Cheryl studied at night to earn a master’s of social work, showcasing her dedication and compassion to society. Cheryl used her talent and generosity at Future Chefs, a nonprofit that uses food service training to help teens gain academic and professional skills.
Last year, Cheryl opened Soleil Restaurant in Nubian Square. Despite COVID-19 affecting her community and restaurant, Cheryl remains true to her mission:
“Thinking about soleil and its location, there is a broad range of opinions. Some people do not see Roxbury as a bright or shining community when they think of neighborhoods. My goal was and remains each day to dispel that image.” This is the Shiny Soleil Twist that Cheryl is bring to you today.