Kakeena grew up in the South Side and recently returned to Providence after living in New York, and more recently, in Vermont. She studied at the Institute of Culinary Education in NY, and has worked in the food sector for most of her career, including training others in mixology, service skills and food safety.

At SCLT, she helps people obtain high-quality, locally grown food from farmers who sell their fresh produce through SCLT’s Farm-to-Market Center.

In addition to her love of food, Kakeena and her partner are raising three young children. When she is not working, she is preparing delicious meals at home and enjoying the outdoors with her family.