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Meet Don Brotherhood of Stew & Tingz in Northridge

Image credit: Thomas Lynch

 

Today we’d like to introduce you to Don Brotherhood.

Don, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
I was born in Kingston Jamaica and raised in Jamaica Queens NY. My family’s filled with amazing cooks and chefs. I’ve observed My Mother, Grandmother, and Aunts in the kitchen from a very young age and soaked it all in. I moved to Encino California after Highschool and started cooking for family and new friends and they loved it. It wasn’t too long before I started taking over Holiday meals and BBQ’s.

I started taking cooking serious when I finally got Legal residency in America and started Stew & Tingz, LLC Feb. 2017. Ever since then I’ve been doing Pop Ups, Catering, & more with My delicious twist on Authentic Jamaican Soul Food.

Has it been a smooth road?
Due to my background in marketing/promotion with Brotherhood Ent. it has been a smooth road. My first Pop Up’s were at OHM Nightclub & Brotherhood Barbershop and it took off from there. People started reaching out to book Pop Up’s and Catering from thereon.

So let’s switch gears a bit and go into the Stew & Tingz story. Tell us more about the business.
Stew & Tingz is a Pop Up and Catering service that specializes in “Jamaican Food and Other Delicious Things”. I also dabble in Meal Preps & Personal Chef services.

I literally do everything by My self: from shopping, prep, cooking, location set up, cleaning, and more.

I’m known for authentic Jamaican Flavors with a new twist. Everything is Tender & Savory. My Oxtails are to die for & Jerk Chicken Wings are one of a kind.

I’m most proud of the response of the customers. After tasting, in the middle of their meal, or after they always come back and show genuine love of My food.

Flavor, Tenderness, & Love I put into it.

How do you think the industry will change over the next decade?
I see oversaturation in the next 5-10 years. New Pop Up Kitchens, Food Trucks, etc. are launched every week. But I also see the good ones thriving. One of the main trends I see in The Valley are people setting up with tents etc. in lots and setting up shop.

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Image credit: Thomas Lynch

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