Kardea Brown

Years of Participation

Kardea Brown is a Contemporary Gullah cook born in
Charleston, South Carolina. Her passion for cooking
started in her Grandmother’s kitchen, where she learned
to make traditional Gullah dishes. Kardea is of
Gullah/Geechee decent, a term used to describe a
distinct group of African Americans living in the coastal
areas of South Carolina and Georgia who have
managed to preserve much of their West African
language, culture, and cuisine.

In 2013, Kardea moved from South Carolina to New
Jersey to pursue her education in Psychology. A year
later, she found herself taping a pilot for The Cooking
Channel. Kardea was also chosen to star in “The Deen
of Lean” with Bobby Deen. Kardea’s career in Food
Television took off from there. She has since appeared
on The Paula Deen Network, ABC’s “The Chew,”
“Farmhouse Rules,” “BBQ Blitz,” “Chopped Junior,”
“Beach Bites,” “Beat Bobby Flay,” “Cooks vs Cons,”
“Family Food Showdown” and “Dinner Takes All” on
BYUtv. She is currently the host of the Food Network
series “Cupcake Championship” as well as the host her
own in-the-kitchen series “Delicious Miss Brown.”
Kardea relocated back to the South and created The
New Gullah Supper Club. The menu pays homage to the
dishes her Grandmother and Mother passed down to
her. Kardea is on a mission to spread love through food
and tell a unique story one dish at a time.