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  • Martel Sharpe

Chef Ameer Natson Will Launch a Co-working Space and Culinary Kitchen for Black Creatives and Chefs


Celebrity Chef Ameer Natson is set to launch a co-working space and culinary kitchen for Black creatives and aspiring chefs in New Jersey.



Set to open this spring, the space will include a media room, a recording space, and a kitchen where the genius of culinary imagination can expound.


“My dream is to ensure that my community, our communities are reliant and self-sufficient," Natson said. "I can’t wait to open the doors and help people turn their dreams and aspirations into reality.”


Natson is known for appearing on The Food Network's HELP YOURSELF! and being featured on BBC, BBC, ARISE 360 TV, NBC and BET


He's also fed many A-list celebrities, including Beyoncé, JAY-Z, Queen Latifah, Oprah, Pharrell, Lebron James, Chris Tucker, Blair Underwood and many more.



Natson said that he believes that his story is proof that success is not about resources or circumstances.


“I graduated from the school of hard knocks with a degree in perseverance. It’s about being resourceful and creative," he said. "It’s about the conviction to charge ahead in spite of the challenges and critics."


"My commitment is to communities that look like mine and to the young people who may have been told they were never enough. I want my communities, my Black communities to know we are rich with innovation and talent and my young people to know that the sky is the limit,”


Last summer during the COVID1-9 pandemic, Natson partnered with the World Central Kitchen, Chefs For America and Chef José Andrés to donate and distribute more than 67,000 meals throughout the city of Newark, NJ.



This past Thanksgiving, Natson's team prepared and delivered more than 5,000 meals as part of his annual 5000 Thankful Souls Community Thanksgiving program, an initiative he has led for several years.