PART 1: TUESDAY APRIL 28TH
- BIOS & SESSION TIMES -
BREAD & WATER CAN SO EASILY BE TEA & TOAST
Tuesday, April 28 - Webinar Session @ 1:10PM - 1:40PM EST
Mounir Elhilali, is a Moroccan-American Chef and Co-owner of Crêpes Parfait. After
graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree in German Linguistics from University Hassan II, in Casablanca, Morocco, he lived in Germany, moved to France and eventually the United States. After obtaining residency in the U.S. he completed an apprenticeship and graduated from the L’academie De Cuisine in Gaithersburg, Maryland.
Over the past 20 years Chef Mounir honed his skills in the restaurant industry
progressing from apprentice to sous chef, and eventually becoming executive chef at
some of the best restaurants in the Washington DC area, including Tosca
Ristorante, where he had the pleasure of cooking for numerous high profile celebrities including Hillary Clinton, Patrick Ewing and George Clooney.
In 2012, Chef Mounir teamed up with former colleague and business manager, Roberto Catanuso and launched the Crêpes Parfait company with a vision of turning the food truck into a global brand. Crêpes Parfait has been featured in the Washington Post, on French TV and received four awards from The Food Truck Association of DC, Maryland and Virginia - Dessert Chef of the Year, Best Food Truck Design, Curbside Cook-off Golden Spatula Winner and Chef Battle Cook-off.
During the current COVID-19 Pandemic, Chef Mounir launched Lali-Lali Productions, a YouTube Channel designed to share his many recipes and cooking techniques with his customers and followers.
Tonya Comer Interiors | Signature | LIFEDesign
HOUR OF POWER: DESIGN AN UNSTOPPABLE LIFE
Tuesday, April 28 - Webinar Session @ 1:40PM - 2:10PM EST
Tonya Comer is a product designer, is a LIFEDesign advocate and has been recognized as one of the country’s Top 20 African-American Interior Designers.
When asked about the context of her life, Tonya responds: “My purpose is to make the world a beautiful place. Beauty is relative or as they say, ‘It’s in the eye of the beholder.’ But it has something in common for everyone – every person desires a beautiful life. Whether it’s in creating interiors that delight my clients or designing custom products for my Signature brand or inspiring others to create a life of their own design through my LIFEDesign advocacy, I desire to share, contribute, inspire and experience life’s beauty.”
Tonya emanates from humble beginnings, but she journeyed to earn an MBA and to build a robust corporate career. She followed a “breadcrumb”, as she calls it, that led her to leave that 12-year career climb in favor of building what is now an award-winning boutique interior design firm.
Tonya is committed to bringing design to life – whether it’s in solving interior design challenges, creating products to fill voids in the marketplace or being an advocate of others who desire to design their own lives.
FUEL Center of Fitness
EXERCISES, STRETCHES, & FUN AT HOME
Tuesday, April 28 - Video Session @ 1:05PM - 1:10PM EST | Webinar Session @ 2:10PM - 2:30PM EST
New Orleans native nationally known by most everyone in the fitness industry. With over 25 years of experience with training and instructing, he’s a fitness expert and a true entrepreneur at heart, involving himself with anything dealing with health & wellness.
Barry is the owner of FUEL Center of Fitness, FitPro™ Franchise, FIRST TEAM Athletic Apparel and Pound Cakes, protein packed pancake mix. All of which have been featured on Bravo TV’s Southern Charm NOLA and various major and reputable outlets showcasing his diversity in the health and wellness sector.
KIPP WAYS Primary School
HOMESCHOOLING & ENTERTAINING KIDS DURING QUARANTINE
Tuesday, April 28 - Webinar Session @ 2:30PM - 3:00PM EST
Christal “Chrissy” Walker, born on November 2, 1991 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and raised in Delray Beach, Florida, is a graduate of Spelman College where she obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science in May of 2014. Following her undergraduate degree, in May of 2016 she also received her Master of Arts in Teaching in Elementary Inclusive Education at Teachers College, Columbia University.
Ms. Walker began her teaching career in 2015 teaching elementary guided reading, close reading, and writing in Brooklyn, New York with Achievement First Charter Schools. She is currently pursuing her doctorate in Early Childhood and Elementary
Education at Georgia State University where her expected graduation date is December of 2020.
Outside of school, Ms. Walker enjoys cooking, traveling, and taking on household projects. Ms. Walker is elated to serve as a 4 th Grade Team Leader with KIPP Ways Primary for the 2020-2021