For Cornbread + Kimchi founder and chef LaMara Davidson, one of the best things about living in Atlanta is the robust Korean community. The daughter of an African American serviceman and a Korean émigré mother, she moved to the city as a child and would surround herself in an abundance of Asian flavors and Southern foods, which helped shape her palate for a future in food. Since then, she’s studied at NYC’s The New School’s Culinary Arts and Atlanta’s Le Cordon Bleu; worked as a chef at The Ritz Carlton Atlanta, JW Marriott Austin and the Gaylord Texan Resort and as corporate “fixer” chef for Marriott International; and made multiple appearances as a food expert/ judge/panelist in food festivals around the country, magazines, and most recently Beat Bobby Flay. She currently cooks and ships meals through CookUnity.com. You can follow her on Instagram @cheflamara and at cornbreadandkimchi.com.