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Food is the vehicle for our unification;
it connects us on a deeper level. We understand the history of our food system and planting our own seed, so that racial equity and community wealth will be abundant for generations to come. 

Our Mission

The Healthy Roots Institute’s mission is to impact the economy and local food system through food education, culinary training and certification, business training and ongoing professional support for entrepreneurs and businesses.

The Love of Food

Let us share with you the power of holistic healing through the love of food. Food touches every part of our lives – it nourishes us physically, comforts us emotionally, and influences us mentally. Food is embedded in our spiritual customs and reflects our society and culture.

The Business of Food

Here at The Healthy Roots Institute, we envision an economically viable and sustainable network of diverse food businesses. We are working to build a food economy where there are flourishing food restaurants and businesses that truly support the people behind them.

Meet The Founder

Chef Lachelle has been a dynamic force on the Twin Cities’ food scene and is known for cooking globally inspired comfort food that thwarts unhealthy stereotypes and fuses in global flavors. She began her culinary career by launching Chelles’ Kitchen in 2012 and soon became known for her work as the founding Executive Chef of Breaking Bread Cafe (2015) in North Minneapolis, where she received many accolades for her food creativity and social justice work.