Episode 5

Published on:

1st Jun 2021

Pepper's Podcast - Episode 5 (Feat: Chef Andrew Black)

In the newest installment of Pepper's Podcast, Pepper is joined by a world-class culinary professional, Chef Andrew Black. A native of Jamaica, Chef Black grew up around constant cooking and fresh food, which ultimately sparked his passion for food. Cooking was always there for him as a gateway and as a way to discover the world.

Today, Chef Black serves as the Co-Founder and Executive Chef for Culinary Edge. This triple-restaurant concept consists of three separate restaurant experiences in one space - La Baguette, Deep Deuce, Black Walnut, and Grey Sweater. Located in Oklahoma City, each restaurant features an array of Chef Black's culinary expertise!

So sit back, relax, and prepare for a mouth-watering episode, featuring wonderful conversations surrounding food, Chef Black's experiences, and why he ultimately chose Oklahoma as his home.


00:08 - Pepper's first meeting with Chef Black when dining at Grey Sweater

01:30 - Chef Black's love for the people of OKC

04:10 - Chef Black's background and upbringing in Jamaica

06:46 - Chef Black is excited to travel and source ingredients from around the world

09:45 - The water tasting experience at Grey Sweater

12:00 - Why the Chef's kitchen isn't closed off from the dining room

19:00 - Where the Chef looks to recruit staff for such a high-level of culinary service

20:48 - A typical day in the life of Chef Black

24:50 - Chef Black's first job in a kitchen

27:00 - How important the people that he met along the way are to him

30:00 - What steps should someone take to work in culinary arts?

32:00 - Pepper taking his family to Grey Sweater

35:30 - Grey Sweater's atmosphere compared to other restaurants

38:00 - The support received from the OKC community during Covid-19 pandemic

40:00 - Closing remarks

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About the Podcast

Pepper's Podcast
If you dare, an explosion of life, creativity and passion exists around every corner. Come on!
Pepper's Podcast brings enlightening conversations, featuring some of the most intelligent, respected, and acclaimed Oklahomans, right to your doorstep.

Join Pepper DeVaughn, a personal injury lawyer and partner of an Oklahoma City-based law firm, each month as he explores the wide-array of insightful individuals in the Oklahoma community. Through listening to Pepper's Podcast, we hope you walk away with a new sense of understanding on a given topic, courtesy of an expert in the corresponding field.

Consider Pepper's Podcast to be your backstage pass to some of the most brilliant minds in the midwest. So, what are you waiting for? If you dare, an explosion of life, creativity, and passion exists around every corner. Come join us!