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CookzCreed Foundation was founded on the bases and saying, “Make life worth it”.
When it came to Shaheed Claiborne making life worth it, he did it 100% with passion.
Shaheed was born and raised in Baton Rouge, LA. Going through a bit of a tough
childhood, he had gotten into some trouble and went away for some years. While away,
he found ways to embrace and bring passion to his life. He loved the arts and found
ways to implement them.
His passion for food grew into love. Not only did he love cooking, but his passion for art,
poetry, and music also grew as well. Once he repaired his life, by getting a fresh start with
rehabilitation, he put his passions to good use. He built Booshays Food Truck from the
ground up, making over 100k in the first year, his food truck won Best Food Truck in
Central Louisiana for three years. In the next couple of years, he accumulated
numerous awards such as 5 years Taste of America Winner, Top 10 and 2nd Place
winner at The World Food Championship’s Chicken Category, Gnarly Head Wine
National Champion 2017, Burger Bash Champion 2016, and The Infamous John Corey
Spark Award 2019 at WFC, the highest honor you can receive.
With so many awards, he became a beautiful artist with his works in the culinary arts,
his beautiful paintings, and artistry which he sold, his music, which he produced with
friends and his writings in poetry. What many did not know is, he suffered from PTSD
and Mental Illness. Mental health is so important, and Shaheed did a lot to hide this side
from his peers. But your story should never be hidden, it could help someone else on
their path or journey. But even with him dealing with his mental illness, his aura, and
presence were infectious to others. Everyone loved being around him. He not only
leveled himself up, he challenged everyone that came in contact with him to be the best
they can be!
Shaheed Claiborne passed on January 20th, 2020. He was a friend, brother, father,
confidant, artist, and many other things. His legacy lives on through all of us
remembering that our story can help someone else. That is what CookzCreed is all
about, helping those in need of funding and resources for mental health. Shaheed
would smile knowing that this foundation is helping others the way he wanted it. So,
make life worth it, feed your soul, and take care of you!