About the Chef
Owner Chef Alivia Townsend is not new to the food scene in Mississippi. From an early age, Chef Townsend’s family gathered over massive feasts and this is where she connected food to love. She has built a reputation among locals as a strong promoter and supporter of locally owned eateries. Townsend has been in the food industry for over 15 years and has experience ranging from service in the kitchen to roles in management as well as serving as chef and owner. She has studied the New York deli concept for years, paying close attention to local wants and expectations. When the opportunity to be a part of Cultivation Food Hall presented itself, Chef Townsend knew it was the perfect location and concept to start her New York deli.