Tanya Holland at Brown Sugar Kitchen


Tanya Holland is a professional chef, cookbook author, and owner of Brown Sugar Kitchen. She has been featured in various publications and is best known for her role as a host and expert on Soul Food for the “Melting Pot” series on Food Network. She is also known for her inventive takes on modern soul food, as well as comfort classics.


  • Bib Gourmand (Brown Sugar Kitchen)
    Michelin Guide
  • Best New Barbecue in the USA
    Food & Wine
  • Author
    New Soul Cooking: Updating a Cuisine Rich in Flavor and Tradition, Brown Sugar Kitchen Cookbook
  • Host
    Melting Pot
  • California Chef of the Year
    California Travel Association
  • San Francisco Co-President
    Les Dames d’Escoffier

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Chef Nicole Plue reviews Smoked mashed yams at Brown Sugar Kitchen
$$ | Breakfast/Brunch | Southern | Modern | American
West Oakland
"Soul food meets French technique here—as if Joel Robuchon spent time in the South. This is the most delicious, creamy, and complex potato experience ever."