From Slave to Chef

Born a slave in Murray County, Tennessee in 1857, I was a hard-working boy during the Civil War.  At 16, I worked at a Nashville restaurant.  Years later, I became a chef and published my recipes.   

36 Words

Rufus Estes was a former slave who worked as a chef aboard luxury railway cars operated by the Pullman Company in the 19th century (Wikipedia).

This was written for the Weekend Writing Prompt by Sammi Cox. For instructions, click Here.

Source: Michigan State University

6 Replies to “From Slave to Chef”

    1. I’m happy you enjoyed reading this, Asif. This man’s story was truly remarkable. I enjoy discovering and writing about such men and women like him. Thanks for reading and commenting 🙂


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