Ericka Michelle Lassair aka “Chef Diva” is a New Orleans native and Founder of Diva Dawg Food Truck. She graduated from Southern University in Baton, LA and Delgado’s Culinary Arts School. Ericka has appeared on Destination America’s “Last Call Food Brawl,” “Flip My Food,” as well as several local news and radio programs.
In addition, she is the 2014 winner of the Urban League of Greater New Orleans WIB Challenge and the 2015 Capital One Business Plan Pitch winner. She was selected as a Tory Burch Foundation 2016 Fellow and was featured in the January 2017 Vogue issue with Tory Burch.
Ericka is also featured in the book “Adventures of Women Entrepreneurs and Cosmopolitan’s “Get That Life,” where she shares the story of her journey. In July 2017, Ericka was the featured in Essence magazine as the featured Celebrity Chef for Essence Eats and the new 2017 summer movie “Girls Trip” in the Diva Dawg truck.