Calhoun County, AL – Warning – looking at the food prepared by Divine House Of Soul may make you hungry and that is what Chef Evanuel is hoping for. Chef Evanuel aka Brandin Blakely graduated from culinary arts school at Jefferson State Community College in 2020. He actually started his business as soon as he got to Jefferson State in 2018. One of the first jobs he had was cooking was at Waffle House around 2010. At the time he acknowledges he was struggling with a alcohol and drug addiction. Even though at the time he was struggling with addiction he knew cooking was for him. “To me cooking is one of the most powerful things in the world. When I cook I do it for something and I have to opportunity to control the way a person acts, thinks, and feel through the happiness of food. I’m given the opportunity to turn your bad day into a great day or a good day into a awesome day just by providing a wonderful meal.” While going to school he was also in a drug and alcohol rehab called Fresh Start Ministries in Lincoln Alabama. He was the first client that the rehab owner let attend college. Not only did he let Brandin attend college, he let Brandin start his private chef and catering business.
Brandin states that, “Cooking is my passion because it makes me happy to see other people happy when they eat my food. It’s something I see myself doing for the rest of my life and being happy. In the future I plan on having multiple food trucks and a restaurant. I serve all of Alabama. There is no place in Alabama that I will not go. I will even go out of state.” Chef did want to mention that he personal cooks all the food and is mostly doing everything by himself. The largest group he has taken on solo was around 150 people, but for larger groups will bring in trusted staff to accommodate up to 300.
Divine House Of Soul offers services from private chef, dinner party, cooking learning, meal prep, catering services, food delivery, and more to all of Alabama. The prices depends on the number of people and menu items. There is no dish that can’t be done with Divine House of Soul. and can be contacted through their facebook page and instagram account.