Spectrum News highlights BC lesson on cooking, culture and history

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“It’s about food, love and culture.”

That’s what Kizzy Williams — known to students at Bethlehem Central High School as Chef Allie B — had to say when asked why teaching Black History through food is so meaningful. 

“Food brings a community together,” said Williams, the owner of Allie B’s Cozy Kitchen in Albany. 

Williams has been a frequent guest chef in Maria Hayes’ Culinary Arts class, teaching students how to make soul food dishes she features at her restaurant and enjoys with her own family. 

On Wednesday, Feb. 28, Spectrum News featured Chef Allie B’s cooking lesson in Mrs. Hayes’ classroom at Bethlehem Central High School.

Thank you to Mrs. Hayes and to Kizzy Williams for the fun and educational lesson for our culinary students!