About Asante

Chef Marvin Woods is an Emmy Award-nominated television host, celebrated chef, restaurateur, author of cookbooks Home Plate Cooking and The New Low Country Cooking, and a 30-year veteran in the hospitality and restaurant industry. He has also been an owner and a partner in restaurants in Miami, Charlotte and Washington, D.C. In the fall of 2009, he was selected to cook at The White House for the Obamas’ first State Dinner. In June 2010, he kicked off First Lady Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move!” healthy cooking for families initiative.

Currently, Marvin hosts a segment on GPB’s (Georgia Public Broadcast) “Georgia Cooks,” and WSB as well as being a weekly-featured contributor/blogger to blackdoctors.org. He is a contracted spokesperson with United Healthcare, LiveSmart Energy Bars and Sodexo. Woods is a James Beard Foundation “star” chef who also has volunteered his time and talents to American Heart & American Stroke Association, The American Diabetes Association, The Boys and Girls Clubs of America. He has lived and worked in Europe as well as the Caribbean, South America and Africa. He has been interviewed and featured on Food Network, CBS’ Chef on a Shoestring, The Today Show, CBSNews.com, Country Living, Southern Living Magazine, Oprah and Cooking Light Magazine.