He finds the intersection of science, art, craft, and the physicality of line cooking to be unique and the most alluring aspects of the profession.
Chef Omar has been exploring his heritage to bring balance and equity to his profession. He has researched and produced dinners dedicated to honoring chefs, writers, and figures in history representative of African American culture.
He is now the mind behind Honeysuckle, a dinner pop up series dedicated to exploring black heritage and culture through food. He uses history and various forms of art to tell the nuanced stories of black folks with his guests.