The HistoryMakers video oral history with Jeff Henderson.

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Imprint:Chicago, Illinois : The HistoryMakers, [2016]
Description:1 online resource (5 video files (2 hr., 20 min., 51 sec.)) : sound, color.
Subject:Henderson, Jeff -- Interviews.
Henderson, Jeff.
African Americans -- Interviews.
Cooks -- United States -- Interviews.
Drug dealers -- United States -- Interviews.
Ex-convicts -- United States -- Interviews.
African Americans.
Drug dealers.
United States.
Internet videos.
Nonfiction films.
Oral histories.
Oral histories.
Internet videos.
Nonfiction films.
Format: E-Resource Video Streaming Video
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Varying Form of Title:History Makers video oral history with Jeff Henderson
Jeff Henderson
Other authors / contributors:Henderson, Jeff, interviewee.
Brock, Paul, 1932- interviewer.
Hickey, Matthew, director of photography.
HistoryMakers (Video oral history collection), production company.
Sound characteristics:digital
Digital file characteristics:video file
Notes:Videographer, Matthew Hickey.
Paul Brock, interviewer.
Recorded Las Vegas, Nevada 2007 April 7.
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Summary:Chef Jeffery Henderson was born in Watts, Los Angeles in 1965. In the early 1980s, his family moved to San Diego where he began selling cocaine. In 1988, one of his couriers was arrested with drugs, and paperwork led police to Henderson who received ten years in prison. Henderson began turning his life around by reading and working in prison kitchens. In 1992, he was transferred to Nellis Air Force Base. He was accepted into Culinary Training School for inmates at Maxwell Air Force Base in Alabama. In 1997, Henderson was freed from prison. He moved to Las Vegas and after numerous rejections was hired by Caesars Palace restaurant. Henderson later became executive chef at Caf Bellagio. In 2001, he was honored by the American Food and Wine Tasting Federation. In 2007, he published his memoir, "Cooked: From the Streets to the Stove, from Cocaine to Foie Gras.".