Meet the President and Vice President

of Black Girl Tamales

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About Creative Genius Chef LaToya Larkin aka Chefdivah

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Chef LaToya Larkin, CCE, MBA is currently the Program Coordinator of the Culinary Arts Program at Spring High School while being the first African American Female Chef in the district (Spring ISD), located in Spring, TX. Her 20 years of expansive knowledge and culinary passion have led to lifetime achievement opportunities. She received her MBA (Nonprofit Management) from Springfield College, BS (Culinary Management) from The Art Institute of Atlanta and AAS (Culinary Arts) from The Art Institute of Houston.


Multiple Hustles

In addition to the education field, Chef Larkin operates four businesses that reflect her passions in life. Hybrid Nonprofit It's Thyme 4a Change, is a non-profit organization catering to at-risk youth and business that all concepts fall under.  Not Enough Thyme Personal Chef Services, a personal chef/catering business, clothing line Divah Chef Apparel of shirts & aprons,  and tamale product line “Black Girl Tamales” signature fusion tamales. 


Award Winning

Her work ethic and history speaks volumes for this young lady being under the age of 40 featured in Seeing Growth Profiles in History: I Am Royalty Vol., Modern Flavors Magazine Feature Chef May 2014, Recipient of the Cambridge Who’s Who Women Executive and Entrepreneurs Professional for 2011-2012, Proud Member of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Order of Eastern Star, Honor Society Inductee 2019-2020, Sterling Shining Star Nominee 2018-2019, 2020 National Black Culinary Association Chef Awards Recipient, 2020 Hustle and Grind Award Recipient.


Personal Vision & Mission Statement

I come with no breaks while living my best inspiring life to the fullest and blazing the trail. I’ve done everything that I have ever dreamed of career-wise and a diamond in rough shining so brightly getting things done for my students and clients. My practical purpose is to help others recognize, develop, and use their God-given intuitive abilities to ease suffering and grow in goodness, love, compassion. I’m devoted to inspiring the youth with the inclusion of my personal development from fundamental values and virtues. I do this by working effortlessly to build personal relationships to make a difference.”