About Hannah Black
Hannah Black (ft on right) is one half of the duo behind Lil Deb’s Oasis, a vibrant-hued, neon-lit restaurant in Hudson, New York. She and her partner, Carla Perez-Gallardo, are both artists, rather than classically trained chefs, who arrived at food as an outlet for their creativity. Their menu successfully marries a combination of influences, most notably the Southern food of Hannah’s Alabama roots and the home-cooking of Carla’s Ecuadorian grandmother. The pair met while working at a Vietnamese food truck and Hannah did a year-long stint at Tulum’s hottest table, Hartwood. They were recently nominated semifinalist - Best Chef Northeast by the James Beard Foundation.