From as far back as he can remember Ralph Rolle as always marched to the beat of a different drum. It is therefore no surprise that with more than a decade of professional experience within the music industry Ralph enjoys an illustrious career as a much sought after drummer. He has made music with the likes of Biggie Smalls, Queen Latifah, Erykah Badu, D’Angelo, India Arie, Roberta Flack, Ray Chew & The Crew (the resident band for ‘Showtime At The Apollo’ for over 18 seasons). The Soul Snacks Cookie Co. was founded in 1996. The recipe has a long and interesting history that dates back to the early 1900’s. Ralph has perpetuated the traditions of his maternal grandmother Leola who was born in Ocilla, Georgia moved to Miami, started a family, and later migrated to Harlem in the Renaissance years. Leola baked fresh bread for family, friends and church during the time where the artistic and cultural energy was high and the community spirit even higher. The Soul Snacks Company deliberately harkens back to that bountiful time and employs a philosophy deeply committed to giving back to the community whose rhythms make up the essence of what has become one heck of a soulful concoction. “My mother taught me how to bake. She was always very involved in the community. I didn’t fall far from the tree. Our workers are community workers and my plan for expansion are rooted in the promise and the potential of the community,” states Ralph emphatically.
Special guests will occasionally join us to share their unique skills!
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A fun 2-hour class that focuses on general baking techniques, handling and storage of ingredients, production of cookie dough, etc. Oh! And take home great cookies!
Videos and action shots of our amazing students in class.
“From the time I was a teenager, I always loved to teach. Whether it’s teaching people how to play drums or to bake, I love the smiles that it makes and the results I get. I look forward to seeing you and your smiles.”
“Two hours went by too fast! Well worth it. Ralph, you made the evening so much fun. Thank you for the experience. Highly recommended night out. My cookies turned out so yum!”
“Ralph has such an energy and personality. He makes the class time so much fun. We loved that it was BYOB. I was able to bring a nice bottle of wine for my wife and I to enjoy on our getaway date night. Wine and the smell of fresh baked cookies was just perfect!”
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