Total loan: $10,000


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Baltimore, MD, United States / Services

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Deborah's story

Chef Deborah Michele Cooper is the very definition of the phrase “Food for the Soul”. At a very early age while spending quality time with her mother, Chef Cooper learned and knew her way around the kitchen. Her passion for culinary cuisine grew from a childhood beloved hobby to a dream realized; gifted from the Lord above. She has vowed to create a marriage between good times and good eats; one plate at a time!! Chef Debbie received her B.S. in Accounting from Morgan State University in 1997 and received her A.A. in Professional Cooking and Baking from Baltimore International College in 2005. She attended and graduated from the Women’s Entrepreneurs of Baltimore (WEB) Core 45 class in 2007. She enrolled and came in 2nd place in the “Final Pitch contest of the Entrepreneurship Class given by The Empowerment Economic Coalition of The Empowerment Temple AME Church. Taking a leap of faith, Chef Debbie also persevered and pushed her way through to the second round of the esteemed show Shark Tank; entering a video and product submission with her famous “Queen of the Cream” cream of crab soup, which the director and film crew were fighting over. If that wasn’t enough, Chef Debbie is also featured at local Farmer’s Markets, charity events, local businesses’ annual events & parties, as well as a private home or public function nearest you.