For the love of food: chef Jonny Rhodes gives back
Houston chef Jonny Rhodes talks the history of soul food, agricultural oppression, and food apartheid
Video by AJ Woomer
Chef Jonny Rhodes launched his career as a chef at 27 against the backdrop of one of Houston’s lower-income neighbourhoods. Indigo, his neo-soul food restaurant, is now one of the most acclaimed in the country. During the pandemic, Rhodes pivoted from selling meals to selling groceries, focusing on developing Food Fight Farms and Broham Fine Soul Food and Groceries. These two organisations are dedicated to serving the community and resolving systematic food apartheid. He shares his food philosophy and what drives him to create dishes that tell a story from plate to plate.