West Alley BBQ is hosting a cooking class for Black History Month

Christian Brantley, owner of Chandler-based and black-owned West Alley BBQ, will host a cooking class for over 100 ICAN youth on Tuesday February 15th.

CHANDLER, Arizona— A Chandler grill owner will host a cooking demonstration for kids to celebrate Black History Month.

Christian Brantley, owner of a Chandler-based and black-owned business Barbecue in West Lane will hold a cooking class for over 100 ICAN youth on Tuesday February 15th.

Brantley received the Chandler 2022 Martin Luther King Jr, Keeping the Dream Alive Award in January for his work in the community.

The award honors community leaders in Chandler who have “inspired others with her vision, passion, dedication and leadership.” according to the restaurant Facebook site.

Brantley and West Alley BBQ have been featured on two Cooking Channel shows for their cooking skills.

Grill restaurant Chandler was last featured on The Cooking Channel’s Food Paradise show earlier this month.

This is the second time West Alley BBQ has featured on the national cookery network, having previously appeared on Man, Fire Food a few years ago.

Brantley began working in the restaurant industry in Nashville, Tennessee, before opening West Alley BBQ in downtown Chandler with his father.

The restaurant made an active contribution to the Chandler community, including donating food to the ICAN program and raising money for the local high school’s music departments.

the I CAN A free youth center in Chandler, the program is a “nationally recognized program” that teaches youth practical skills and positive decision-making.

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