Chef Q is the founder and executive chef of the Chef Q. Ibraheem brand
Teertsemasesottehg (TEO), Chicago’s only interactive Secret location Underground Dining experience.
Also, founder of the of Kids w/Co-workers free farm to fork meal program.
Q’s hospitality career began when she applied for culinary apprenticeship program where she
received mentoring from a Food Network Chef. She honed her skills traveling through the
restaurant scenes in Detroit, Atlanta and Chicago where she worked at Michelin starred
Restaurant, Elizabeth. Her roles in the kitchen includes Sous Chef, Executive Sous Chef, Executive
Chef and Corporate Executive Chef.
In 2021 Chef Q was one of only 20 recipients around the globe to receive the international CNN
Heroes award and the Red Cross award plus many others, for her community food based initiative
programs in Chicago during the Covid 19 Pandemic out break.In March 2023 The Chef Q was
Named one of the top 20 businesses shaping Chicago by Nationally subscribed Time Out Chicago
Chef Q develops culinary art and urban agriculture curricula for workforce development
programs and 501c3’s that focus on cultural awareness through food diversity. Her curriculum has been implemented by Illinois’ Oakton, Community College / Workforce Development Department where she facilitates culinary art instruction and employs youth that have completed her culinary training program