Crave BBQ is a brand new restaurant concept by Chef and owner Rashad Armstead the same visionary who created the iconic Artistic Taste 7, now with faith and hard work Crave BBQ is destined to be a staple in West Oakland. Our menu is inspired by southern traditions and soulful flavors, we have taken all the great things about BBQ and we have incorporated in the items on our menu.
Owner and Head Chef Rashad Armstead, has exceeded in the culinary world for many years and continues his passion in the Bay Area. Striving towards exceptional customer service and exquisite cuisines, he has grown into a seasoned Chef inevitably to become a force in the food service industry.
As a Culinary Arts Graduate and years of experience, he knows what it takes to develop a creative menu and redefining the meaning of a true Chef. In the past, Chef Rashad acquired many skills and techniques in several areas of the culinary world and worked in every position in the Food industry. His working experience is now viewed as a seed, watered with creativity and treated with ambition.
Family members would say Chef Rashad always knew he wanted to be a chef sitting in the kitchen observing his mom cook absorbing all her secret recipe knowledge and strategies for great taste. He admires his late Great-Grandmother, America knows her as the great Sarah Rawls "The Down-Home Chef". Studying her TV cooking shows as she hosted with Sammy Davis Jr, she's one of his top role models. He hopes to one day inspire the world as well.