Dominique Ian LeeShawn Boykin, superior recognized as Supper by Dom, is a self-taught chef with a substantial following on social media and a new Akron enterprise.

The Akron resident recognized Northeast Ohio lacked very good soul delicacies and established out on a individual mission to tackle that will need. Supper by Dom, located within the Gas & Preserve station at 863 W. Exchange St., is open up from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. Monday by means of Saturday. 

Chicken street tacos made by Dominique Boykin of Dinner by Dom for a customer at the Gas & Save station on West Exchange Street in Akron.

Boykin had a large fascination in the culinary arts setting up as a youth. He produced his enthusiasm for cooking via viewing relatives members in the kitchen area, binge-seeing a ton of cooking-similar television shows and, of program, practicing. 

He started out as an entrepreneur by advertising his take on the classic southern dessert of banana pudding when Dinner By Dom was launched in early 2015 out of his household. His contemporary consider on southern classics, combined with his preoccupation with aesthetics, resulted in what appeared to be unexpected results with his “Not your nana’s” banana pudding.

Dominique Boykin of Dinner by Dom fries up chicken for an order at the Gas & Save station on West Exchange Street in Akron.

With much more than 48,100 social media followers on a number of platforms, he’s grow to be a feeling. Boykin has been cooking dinners and desserts out of his household for 7 many years. After a buddy offered him with an chance for a kitchen place for his enterprise, he took the opportunity and opened a thirty day period back.

As a result of cooking, his inquisitiveness and willingness to study drove his passion for information and cuisine, he also found what would become a lifelong passion for building folks truly feel excellent and “reminding persons what it is to pause and consider a moment to reside” by his food.

“I do every thing on my have. I cook by itself. No person is with me in my kitchen area. I have no coaching, just a present,” he claimed. “I’ve under no circumstances absent to culinary arts college so I’m functioning off assistance and phrase of mouth.”

Dinner by Dom owner Dominique Boykin prepares beef Birria tacos for a customer at the Gas & Save station on West Exchange Street in Akron.

Boykin sums up his firm as “soul foodstuff with a aptitude.” Evening meal By Dom transforms regular American consolation foods with a new, present-day spin. 

“I would say my company’s results is evolving. I’m a humble, passionate, transparent religious organization operator. I want to franchise and be capable to use people from all walks of lifestyle,” he claimed. 

The chef sells dinners and sides these as pot roast, mac and cheese, inexperienced beans, cornbread, wings and loaded fries that he individually prepares. He provides catering services to situations and organizations.

Dominique Boykin, right, writes down an order for a customer at the Gas & Save station on West Exchange Street in Akron.

Alongside with currently being recognised for his chicken alfredo, Mexican avenue corn and birra tacos, he also needs to develop into a speaker who travels the entire world to go over mindfulness, spirituality, fiscal literacy and meditation.

“I’m just a keeper of the yard and I’m listed here to plant a seed, a seed of mindfulness, a seed of positivity and a seed of you are deserving and can be what ever you’d like to,” he claimed.

By Taba