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Tanya Holland is Chef Owner of Brown Sugar Kitchen in West Oakland. She is also the author of New Soul Cooking: Updating a Cuisine Rich in Flavor and Tradition (Stewart, Tabori, and Chang, October 2003). For 4 years she was seen on the Food Network’s “Melting Pot” series in the Soul Kitchen. Additionally, Tanya has made guest appearances on The Today Show, Sarah Moulton’s Cooking Live, Ready, Set, Cook!, The Wayne Brady Show, and The Jane Pauley Show.

Tanya holds a Bachelor of Arts in Russian Language and Literature from the University of Virginia as well as a Grande Diplôme from La Varenne Ecole de Cuisine in Burgundy, France. In addition, she has taken numerous classes at New York University and Peter Kump’s New York Cooking School (Renamed The Institute of Culinary Education).

Tanya began her restaurant career in New York City as an assistant manager at Cornelia Street Café, Café Rakel and Nosmo King restaurants. She went on to work as a catering office manager, a tasting assistant for a wine importer, and a server at Mesa Grill before she committed to a career in the kitchen. Tanya returned to Mesa Grill in 1994 to work as a line cook. While working as a line cook at Verbena, she supplemented her income as a food styling assistant to Roscoe Betsill of Metropolitan Home, Vegetarian Times and Food and Wine magazines. Tanya believes that the color palate and flavor palate of a dish is equally important.

As a chef, Tanya has traveled in pursuit of more experience and knowledge. In France, she trained with Michel Sarran at Le Mas Du Langoustier on the Island of Porquerolles and with Jean-Michel Bouvier at Restaurant L’Essential in Chambery. She spent two summers cooking on Martha’s Vineyard Island at The Oyster Bar and L’Etoile, interrupted by a winter at Hamersley’s Bistro in Boston. She received rave reviews as the Executive Chef of The Delux Café in Boston and The Victory Kitchen in Brooklyn. Last year, she returned to the front of the house and garnered stellar reviews in her starring role as Creative Director at Le Théâtre in Berkeley, CA.

Tanya  has contributed to Food and Wine and Signature Bride magazines. She has been featured in articles in the Wall Street Journal, Savoy magazine, and numerous local publications. In 1998 she taught at the Cambridge Culinary Institute in Massachusetts and continues to share her knowledge at recreational cooking schools across the country such as Cooking by the Book, Ramekins, Draegers, Central Market, Whole Foods, and Andronico’s Market.

Tanya has been on the Board of Directors of Meals on Wheels of San Francisco since 2003.

She is a member of the prestigious Chef’s Council for The Center For Culinary Development in San Francisco.

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Brown Sugar Kitchen: New-Style, Down-Home Recipes from Sweet West Oakland

Brown Sugar Kitchen: New-Style, Down-Home Recipes from Sweet West Oakland

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Tanya Holland

Chef & Owner of Brown Sugar Kitchen

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Tanya Holland Biography

Tanya Holland is Chef Owner of Brown Sugar Kitchen in West Oakland. She is also the author of New Soul Cooking: Updating a Cuisine Rich in Flavor and Tradition (Stewart, Tabori, and Chang, October 2003). For 4 years she was seen on the Food Network’s “Melting Pot” series in the Soul Kitchen. Additionally, Tanya has made guest appearances on The Today Show, Sarah Moulton’s Cooking Live, Ready, Set, Cook!, The Wayne Brady Show, and The Jane Pauley Show.

Tanya holds a Bachelor of Arts in Russian Language and Literature from the University of Virginia as well as a Grande Diplôme from La Varenne Ecole de Cuisine in Burgundy, France. In addition, she has taken numerous classes at New York University and Peter Kump’s New York Cooking School (Renamed The Institute of Culinary Education).

Tanya began her restaurant career in New York City as an assistant manager at Cornelia Street Café, Café Rakel and Nosmo King restaurants. She went on to work as a catering office manager, a tasting assistant for a wine importer, and a server at Mesa Grill before she committed to a career in the kitchen. Tanya returned to Mesa Grill in 1994 to work as a line cook. While working as a line cook at Verbena, she supplemented her income as a food styling assistant to Roscoe Betsill of Metropolitan Home, Vegetarian Times and Food and Wine magazines. Tanya believes that the color palate and flavor palate of a dish is equally important.

As a chef, Tanya has traveled in pursuit of more experience and knowledge. In France, she trained with Michel Sarran at Le Mas Du Langoustier on the Island of Porquerolles and with Jean-Michel Bouvier at Restaurant L’Essential in Chambery. She spent two summers cooking on Martha’s Vineyard Island at The Oyster Bar and L’Etoile, interrupted by a winter at Hamersley’s Bistro in Boston. She received rave reviews as the Executive Chef of The Delux Café in Boston and The Victory Kitchen in Brooklyn. Last year, she returned to the front of the house and garnered stellar reviews in her starring role as Creative Director at Le Théâtre in Berkeley, CA.

Tanya  has contributed to Food and Wine and Signature Bride magazines. She has been featured in articles in the Wall Street Journal, Savoy magazine, and numerous local publications. In 1998 she taught at the Cambridge Culinary Institute in Massachusetts and continues to share her knowledge at recreational cooking schools across the country such as Cooking by the Book, Ramekins, Draegers, Central Market, Whole Foods, and Andronico’s Market.

Tanya has been on the Board of Directors of Meals on Wheels of San Francisco since 2003.

She is a member of the prestigious Chef’s Council for The Center For Culinary Development in San Francisco.

Tanya Holland Videos

  • Tanya Holland- Oakland Insider's Guide - YouTube

Tanya Holland Books

FAQs on booking Tanya Holland

  • How to book Tanya Holland?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Tanya Holland for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Tanya Holland, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Tanya Holland or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Tanya Holland?

    Booking fees for Tanya Holland, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Tanya Holland, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Tanya Holland?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Tanya Holland for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Tanya Holland for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Tanya Holland or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Tanya Holland or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Tanya Holland is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Tanya Holland for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. Tanya Holland generally travels from Oakland, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Bethenny Frankel, Carla Hall, Kelsey Nixon, Gordon Ramsay and Giada De Laurentiis. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Tanya Holland for an upcoming event.

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