Rabia Kamara to address VCU grads at December commencement

Nov. 22, 2022 - Mike Porter

Rabia Kamara, winner of Ben & Jerry’s “Clash of the Cones” on the Food Network, will deliver Virginia Commonwealth University’s fall commencement address on Saturday, Dec. 10, at 10 a.m. at the Stuart C. Siegel Center.

Kamara, an alum of the VCU School of Business, is the chef and owner of Ruby Scoops, a Richmond-based purveyor of premium small batch ice creams, sorbets, sherbets and other desserts. In 2021, Kamara won the championship in Ben & Jerry’s “Clash of the Cones” on the Food Network, creating custom flavors for Kevin Bacon, Ludacris and Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield, Ben & Jerry’s founders, among others.

Kamara is a graduate of L’Academie de Cuisine and has been cooking professionally for more than a decade. She has been featured in many publications, appeared on local and national television, and is a member of Les Dames des Escoffier.

For more on VCU’s fall commencement activities, visit commencement.vcu.edu. Students who plan to participate in the universitywide commencement ceremony should RSVP at go.vcu.edu/decgraduates2022 . Graduates also can share graduation photos to be displayed as part of commencement celebrations by submitting them via a Google form.