The Craft: Mosaic on a Stick Mandala – each student will craft an individual piece to take home

The Menu: Wild Rice and Sweet Potato Jambalaya, Mushroom Topper, Golden Milk Latte – This menu will be cooked live while Lachelle guides you through stories and cooking techniques.

Welcome to a one-of-a-kind experience with the Black History Month Mosaic Making Workshop. Led by the dynamic duo – Lachelle Cunningham, renowned for her expertise in culinary arts, and Lori Green, a master of mosaic art – this workshop is more than just a learning experience; it’s a celebration of community, wellness, and heritage. As you indulge in the flavors of meticulously prepared soulful dishes, Lachelle and Lori will guide you through the creation of your own mosaic masterpiece, symbolizing the interplay of food, art, and mindfulness. This workshop isn’t just about learning skills; it’s about engaging in a dialogue that explores how these elements contribute to both personal growth and community well-being. Expect to walk away with not just a unique mosaic piece and a satisfied palate, but also with stories and insights that deepen your understanding of holistic wellness.

Equitable Access tickets: We are able to offer some discounts for tickets to this class for those where the class fee is a barrier. Please reach out to Madeline at if you’d like an Equitable Access ticket.

What to Expect:

  • A unique blend of culinary and artistic skills in a workshop that celebrates Black History Month.
  • Guidance from Lachelle Cunningham in the art of cooking, complemented by her enriching stories about food and its cultural significance.
  • Hands-on mosaic making with Lori Greene, offering a creative outlet to express personal narratives and understand the role of art in community bonding.
  • A delicious lunch and snacks prepared by Lachelle, providing a taste of the rich heritage and flavors of African American cuisine.
  • Engaging conversations and storytelling that not only entertain but also enlighten, fostering a deeper connection with our community and heritage.
  • A warm and welcoming atmosphere, perfect for learning, sharing, and celebrating the important role of African American culture in our society.

Join us in this extraordinary workshop for a memorable celebration of Black History Month, where the joys of art, the pleasure of good food, and the power of storytelling come together to create a truly holistic experience.


Your Instructors

Lori Greene – Lori’s personal work draws inspiration from both African and traditional Native American culture. Both reflect her ethnic heritage. Lori’s art school training is in textiles is continually incorporated into the patterns and texture in her work. It is deeply personal, spiritual and process based. Lori creates images that are about strength, power and memory.

See more of Lori’s work here

Lachelle Cunningham – Chef Lachelle has been a dynamic force on the Twin Cities food scene and is known for cooking globally inspired comfort food that thwarts unhealthy stereotypes and fuses in global flavors. She began her culinary career by launching Chelles’ Kitchen in 2012 and soon became known for her work as the founding executive chef of Breaking Bread Cafe (2015) in North Minneapolis. In 2018, Chef Lachelle began building the Healthy Roots Institute with a mission focused on healing and social justice through food education, culinary arts and entrepreneurship. Through the institute, Chef Lachelle curates cooking workshops and retreats, teaches culinary arts and food business classes, and provides human resources, menu development and operations consulting to local restaurants and food-service establishments.

See more about Lachelle’s work here

*A Minimum of 5 students is required to hold an in-person class. Refund requests must be made 48 hours in advance of class time