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Meet A’ysha Callahan, A 24-Year-Old Food Scientist Helping To Revamp KFC's Menu In The US

A’ysha Callahan’s love for cooking led her to become a food scientist at 24 years old. Growing up, Callahan was enveloped by hearty Southern cuisine influenced by her Mississippi and Louisiana heritage. This inspired her to spend more time in the kitchen and prepare the meals she grew up loving, including seafood gumbos, boudin, and salmon croquettes. “Growing up, I was always in the kitchen, messing with stuff, creating random things. I was also really passionate about the functionality of food,” Callahan told AFROTECH™ in an interview. It was later in high school that she saw her interest in cooking as a viable career path. There she received mentorship from a community coordinator at a nonprofit organization that she connected with through a science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) program. With guidance, Callahan discovered she could become a food scientist, which was her mentor’s position before her current role. “When she told me she was a food scientist, she...

Mar 25, 2024

Clinton Lewis Went From Getting A Job As A Cook For KFC At Age 16 To Owning 3 Stores

In becoming the owner of three KFC stores, Clinton Lewis achieved a long-held dream.

Aug 14, 2023

Loretta Neely Honored As A 'Living Legend' For the 47-Year KFC Career She Prayed For At Age 19

After consulting with God, this woman’s decision to keep a promise has afforded her a rewarding career.

May 25, 2023

'This Is A Whole Dream Come True' — TikToker Lands Paycheck From KFC For Viral 'Scrumdilly Yum Yum' Sound

One of the sounds by a TikTok creator that started as a “scrapped draft” has now secured him a paycheck from a big-name company.

Apr 4, 2023

One Of The Biggest Poultry Production Companies In Africa Is Run By A 35-Year-Old Senegalese Woman

This Senegalese woman knows what it takes to be a success. She’s so successful, in fact, that she runs the biggest poultry production company in Africa. Face2Face Africa features the story of Anta Babacar Ngom, who inherited Sedima from her father, Babacar, when he retired from work. Sedima is Senegal’s biggest poultry producer, and it is, in fact, one of the largest poultry producers on the continent. Ngom oversees the company’s production, distribution, and development. According to her LinkedIn page, Ngom is also the General Director of KFC Senegal, where she has been for three years. But the Senegalese woman isn’t just about the chicken. In fact, under her tutelage, Sedima actually diversified its portfolio. In 2014, Ngom oversaw the company’s expansion into flour mills. Two years later, Ngom oversaw the company’s expansion into two new factories. Both expansions required an investment of nearly $30 million, which Ngom was able to secure without a problem. According to Face2Face...