Chef Hoppie was born and raised in Texas, and as a child, Hoppie started baking early after getting inspiration from his mom and her famous 7-up pound cake. He put on the chef hat and got to work in an attempt to mimic her recipe but found that he had a unique talent in the kitchen. That talent soon turned into an opportunity to bake desserts for Hall of Famer, Deion Sanders at the age of 12 years old, while playing on his youth football team – TRUTH. Chef still works in the culinary industry as a celebrity chef for athletes like Dallas Cowboys’ Dak Prescott, Ezekiel Elliott, CeeDee Lamb, Amari Cooper and more, while also cooking for other celebrities who visit Dallas.
Amongst an already-busy schedule, Chef still has a heart for his community and frequently takes time to give back with his organization Hoppie’s Helping Hand. Chef Hoppie is known as a presence within the community and does not take that role lightly, as he continues to work with young chefs and encourages them to follow their dreams in the face of adversity. Hoppie is able to use his platform to inspire people—both young and old—to understand and pursue their God given purpose and passions. Chef Hoppie is not your original chef, as he has set out to change the culinary industry as Deion "PrimeTime" Sanders did for the cornerback position in the NFL -- The PrimeTime of Culinary.