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E05 S01

Chef Tajahi & Danielle from Denver

It is only fitting that on Valentine’s Day, we share Chef Tajahi Cooke, the Gatherer, and his wife Danielle, the Handler. Listen in to a celebration of love, music, food, and community—a journey of diversity, acceptance, and connection. They inspire us never to forget our origin stories or ignore how interwoven we are. Out of many, we truly are one…

Chef Taj and Danielle are affiliated with Chef José Andres’s World Central Kitchen and many Colorado food and restaurant associations, as well as deeply embedded in their beloved Denver community.

A huge shout out to Zeppelin Station for connecting us to Chef Tajahi (@tajah_i) and Danielle (@rubee_leo) and for supporting all their incredible work with Ms Betty’s Cooking (@msbettysgrandson)!

 

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Restaurant sound effect from Pixabay. Intro clip: Bob Marley.

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Bands, Chefs, and Groups

Throughout the interview, the couple generously praised so many who have enriched their journey. We have compiled as many as we could find here, and all links go to Instagram. They are sorted in order as mentioned during the recording.

Music

Super Cat @supercat_dondada
Shabba Ranks @theshabbaranks
Jazzwad @jazzwad.official
Peter Tosh @petertosh
Garnet Silk @garnetsilkofficial
Dennis Brown @originaldennisbrown
Morgan Heritage @morganheritage
Rebelution @rebelutionmusic
Eric Rachmany @ericrachmany
SOJA @sojagram
311 @311

Community

World Central Kitchen @wckitchen
Salvation Army @salvationarmyus
Cherry Creek Innovative Campus @ccic.ccsd
Colorado Restaurant Association @corestaurants
Shamrock @shamrockfoods
RedBird Farms @redbirdchicken
Miller Farms @millerfarmsco
Beverly Grant @mobettagreen
Colorado ProStart @coloradoprostart

Chefs & Restaurants

Zeppelin Station @zeppelinstation
Freedom Street Social @freedomstreetsocial
Chef Jose Andres @chefjoseandres
Chef Kelly Whitaker @ie_kelly
Bruto @brutodenver
Michael Diaz de Leon @michaeldleon
Chef Daniel Asher @chef_danielasher
Chef Lucas Forgy @saculear