Reign Free

Executive Chef Reign Free has been in the kitchen since she was nine, seated on a stool beside her mother cooking traditional West Indian dishes for her family. College took her from the Midwest to New Orleans’ Dillard University were she earned a degree in public health. While in the Big Easy her love of cooking found new expression in the home of Creole cuisine. As an Executive Chef her Caribbean roots join Creole, Pan-Asian menus and the best comfort food this side of your grandmother’s dining room table. As an entrepreneur and a graduate of The Women’s Initiative microenterprise program, Chef Reign continues to push the envelope of customer service, community consciousness and innovative cuisine. Her latest dining experience, 530: Casual. Clandestine. Cuisine. is a private supper club that extends The Red Door brand and further establishes her as one of the Bay area’s raising chefs. She is joined in this work by her husband Darryl and son Darren.