The Trap Kitchen was born 2013 in Compton, CA when Malachi “Chef Spank”, a Crip, decided to come together with his best-friend Roberto “Sous Chef News”, a Blood, to change the path their lives were taking in the streets with food. They’ve created a business that is growing rapidly with each passing day where you can get five-star restaurant meals without the five-star prices. Trap Kitchen has provided catering services throughout the city of Los Angeles, including, Long Beach, Inglewood, Compton, Carson, Hollywood, and other surrounding cities. Trap Kitchen is also known to travel state-to-state and caters in Las Vegas, Atlanta and New York City. Trap Kitchen is now open and serving food at a stationary location in Portland, Oregon. Visit us at 8523 SE Stark Street, Portland, Oregon 97216.
The Trap Kitchen is known as the leading vendor at the Annual Black Owned Entrepreneur Business Expo in San Pedro, Ca, and recently fed over 5,000 people as one of the top-selling vendors at the 2017 Summertime in The LBC Music Festival. Chef Spank and News have made television and radio appearances on shows like The Martha & Snoop Show, Vice, The Chew, Comedy Central’s Hood Adjacent, The Breakfast Club, and Fox 11. Their story has been featured in The Huffington Post, Forbes, LA Weekly, Vibe, and Billboard. The Trap Kitchen also offers a weekly menu published daily that is open to the public. Cooking up more than food these chefs aspire to touch every stomach and feed the world.