Chef France Michel prepares a salad. She will be among a lineup of women of color at the Creole Food Festival on Saturday, March 18. (Courtesy: Epic Catering Facebook)

MIAMI — Chef France Michel plans to cook tassot cabrit, rice with sweet beans and a salad when she makes her debut at the Creole Food Festival on Saturday, Mar. 18. When she does, she will be part of the lineup of all women chefs of color being highlighted in honor of Women’s History Month.

“For me, it’s not just to cook for everybody. It’s an honor for me as a woman to promote Haitian food,” said Michel, whose catering business is based in Miami.

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Ashley Miznazi is a Report for America corps member covering the Haitian community in the South Florida/Miami area for The Haitian Times. Her work will heavily feature photography, video and other multimedia storytelling. Previously, Ashley was a multimedia fellow at The Texas Tribune, where she reported on DACA, Afghan resettlement and the foster care system.