Who is Shenarri Freeman?

A plant-based chef spotlighting Southern foodways through the lens of health and sustainability

Chef Shenarri Freeman, aka ‚ÄúShenarri Greens,‚ÄĚ is the Executive Chef of Cadence, a plant-based restaurant with Southern soul in New York‚Äôs East Village. At Cadence, Chef Shenarri, a James Beard Award semifinalist in 2022 and 2023, taps into her Virginia upbringing and vegan ethos, and spotlights Southern foodways through the lens of health and sustainability. Many of Chef Shenarri‚Äôs signature dishes have roots in the foods she enjoyed at home with her family, all reimagined in plant-based form.

Cadence landed on the Michelin Guide and 2022 nomination list. In 2021, The New York Times named Cadence one of the top 10 new restaurants in New York as well as one of their top 50 favorites in America. Esquire listed it in their USA top 40. Shenarri has been written about in Vogue, NY Times, Esquire, NY Magazine and more. She is also part of the Forbes '30 Under 30' class of 2023.

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