Snapchat's Most Famous Chef Is Opening a Restaurant

Snapchat's Most Famous Chef Is Opening a Restaurant

DJ Khaled's chef will serve up all the food they don't want you to have.

By Tamara Palmer

If you're one of the millions who follows DJ Khaled on Snapchat, you're likely familiar with De'Bronya Hodges, the 27-year-old chef who has often been spotted mixing up something "they don't want you to have" for the music star in the kitchen.

Chef Dee, as she's best known, is currently staffing up for the forthcoming opening of Empty Plates, a restaurant extension of her five-year-old catering company of the same name that's expected to open in April in Miami's Little River neighborhood. Empty Plates' specialties include crab cakes, conch balls, mac and cheese, and international takes on soul food such as curry lobster and shrimp with cauliflower.

Curry lobster, Shrimp & cauliflower Happy valentines days!

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When I'm bored, in the lab! #ijustcantstopchefingitup #teamchefdee

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What Monday's look like with Chef Dee #ijustcantstopchefingitup #teamchefdee #mealprepmondays #letseat

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Dee isn't as seasoned a Snapper as DJ Khaled, but she still sometimes shares the secrets behind recipes like her broccoli and cheddar soup on her account.

Follow me on snap Chat to see how I did it! #quick and #easy #soup Broccoli & Cheddar 👌🏾 #teamchefdee #ijustcantstopchefingitup

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"The key to a culinary career is to stay focused and not to worry about the competition," she told BET, echoing her most famous client. "There's a million people who do what you do, but you have to be confident in your craft."

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