Arica Thomas

Auntie Beulah's Biscuits & Chicken
4972 West Pico Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA, USA

A Le Cordon Bleu graduate, Arica's culinary journey initially focused on pastries, leading her through renowned kitchens like Katsuya, Osteria Mozza, Tavern, and working under Gordon Ramsay. Starting as a pastry chef, she evolved into a versatile culinary artist, navigating high-stakes environments. Despite her success, a profound call to her southern roots led Chef Arica Thomas to infuse her creations with warmth, authenticity, and cultural richness, celebrating the enduring spirit of comfort food. As a black female chef, Arica serves as an inspiring symbol of representation and empowerment in the culinary world.