Chef David Thomas
was born in Philadelphia, but spent the majority of his life in Houston, Texas. It was there that he decided to be a chef at 14 years old. He fell in love with the kitchen by way of community service, as a means to stay out of trouble as a teen. He met his mentor, Joseph Hopkins, at a soup kitchen, and continued to work for him in the years to follow. He takes inspirations from his Mother, Grandmother, Chef Joseph, and having traveled with circuses along the way. David
spent summers as youth traveling the country with his aunt who was a circus performer.
Southern Fusion is his favorite cuisine, and his favorite thing to cook is a Collard Green Soup, that has been passed down through his family for generations. While at Morehouse, David Majored in Sociology and was a Member of the "House of Funk" Marching Band and Jazz Band, SGA, and Kappa Kappa Psi National Honorary Band Fraternity. David
founded Kinfolk + Cousins
in 2017. Kinfolk + Cousins Concepts is a boutique catering and live events company based in NYC. At Kinfolk + Cousins
our food is inspired by the seasons and sourced from trusted local farmers and purveyors. We believe it is all about the food.
Head chefs David Thomas
and Fabian Ferrera, along with their experienced and knowledgeable staff, offer a wide range of services. From photo shoots, full service catering, Hospitality Consulting , and Menu Development.