At the beginning of the month, the culinarian became executive chef at the new Roofers Union in Adams Morgan. By the end of the month, Meek-Bradley had been named a semifinalist for the James Beard Awards’ Rising Star Chef of the Year.
Cameron Graham arranges display cases, dips chocolates and greets customers. It’s a job her parents, Ellen and Jim Graham of McLean, Va., always wanted to find for Cameron, who has intellectual disabilities, but never could. So they created it.