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Vanessa Parish (she/hers)

Executive Director/ Founder

Vanessa Parish is Private Chef and the Executive Director/Co-Founder of the Queer Food Foundation. A transplant from North Carolina, she has worked as a Specialty Pastries Coordinator at some of the top restaurants and bakeries in Los Angeles. She hosted the show "Tasting Our Roots" on Buzzfeed's Tasty in 2017. She currently works as a food media correspondent and has collaborated with platforms such as the Food Network, NBC, ABC, and BET. Vanessa has been recognized as a 2022 GameChanger for Savage x Fenty and in 2023 was featured as a Driver of Change in partnership with Nissan and Queerty Media.