Danielle Saunders‘ love of cooking began at the tender age of 5 when she started helping her family prepare Sunday dinner. She’s still going strong. So strong in fact, that in 2011 she wowed the judges at the Food Network, becoming the first female African-American winner of its hit TV show Chopped. She also walked off with top honors on Chopped Champions. She’s studied with the best and her client list has grown along with her culinary career – Danielle was Sean Combs’ personal chef and has also cooked for Oprah, Tom Hanks and Mary J. Blige. This is a conversation sure to whet your appetite.