Raw Food Chef, Raw Food Scientist, and Owner of Khepra’s Raw Food Juice Bar

Self-made and self-taught seems to be the mantra for this generation’s crop of successful entrepreneurs, and raw food and green-enthusiast Chef Khepra Anu is no different. The owner of D.C.’s popular Khepra’s Raw Food Juice Bar has been making raw food and juice using local, organic produce way before juicing was a fad.

After adopting a raw lifestyle in 2000, he decided that the menu choices for raw foodies like himself were way too limited. Realizing there wasn’t a lot of info out there about creating dishes using raw food, he played around with recipes, and created concoctions that became popular. Because of his green foodie prowess, he was hired as raw food chef at D.C. vegetarian restaurant Senbeb Cafe.

His raw food was so legit that he developed a reputation in D.C. for being the king of making food without heat. His natural next course of action was to open his own spot in northeast D.C. Sticking to his mission to bring living food and juice, as well as information and education about raw food and green lifestyle to Chocolate City, his name and business have easily become synonymous with the city’s effort to step up its resident’s health and well being.