Plant-based Latin Dishes and Award-winning Confections Bring Global Taste to Durham Feb. 7-22

(Durham, N.C.) – January 22, 2019 – Silvana Rangel-Duque along with Matthew and Danielle White may have different backgrounds, but each of them brings something unique to Durham – globally-inspired food made from scratch.

Soul Cocina, Rangel-Duque’s Latin-American eatery, prides itself on its plant-based food with an emphasis on local and gluten-free ingredients. Born in Colombia, Rangel-Duque learned the art of food and the importance of agriculture. She brings this passion for fresh food and her knowledge of age-old traditions to the Triangle in the form of delectable dishes like tamales and pasteles de yuca.

Rangel-Duque started Soul Cocina in 2015 with the goal to bring innovative food to people from all walks of life.

Drawing inspiration from the other side of the globe, Matthew and Danielle White created Chocolatay Confections where they craft European-style treats by hand. They make a variety of tempting treats like bonbon bars, brittles, pralines, and caramels. In fact, their Sunflower Crunch Cup received a Good Food Award in 2018.

Matthew and Danielle White moved to Chapel Hill in 2012 and began Chocolatay Confections to share the joy of chocolate with others.

The PopUp experience at the American Tobacco Campus in Durham was created to feature unique entrepreneurs that bring a special flair to the Triangle through good food and community.

Dates and Times:

  • Feb. 7-22
    • Mon.-Fri. 11:30am-2:30pm

More on PopUp @ American Tobacco Campus

PopUp @ American Tobacco Campus will regularly feature new entrepreneurs and their concepts. The revolving showcase deepens and enhances Durham’s role as “the Startup Hub of the South.”  

The PopUp experience has spread from the single location to also include PopUp opportunities at The Bullpen.

PopUps featured in the space include: Caballo Rojo, Boricua Soul, MicMag by Me, East Durham Pie Shop, Beard and Lady and NC Oyster 365.

Entrepreneurs can review PopUp @ American Tobacco Campus’ microsite ( for details and information on how to be involved.

Consumers can also check the microsite for information on the latest PopUp showcase. American Tobacco’s social channels (Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram) will carry PopUp news. The hashtag is #PopUpDurham. Images for press are here.  

About American Tobacco Campus

American Tobacco offers one million square feet of premium office space in a historic factory setting bustling with restaurants and businesses as well as the Durham Performing Arts Center and Durham Bulls Athletic Park. Featured in US News & World Report as the national model for urban revitalization, the campus serves as a bridge from Durham’s past as one of the Tobacco capitals of the world to its present and future as a knowledge, science, and medical capital.

ATC owner Capitol Broadcasting Company, Inc. is a diversified communications company which owns and/or operates WRAL-TV, WRAL Digital, WRAZ-TV, WRAZ Digital, WRAL-FM, WRAL-HD2, WCMC-FM, WCMC-HD1, WDNC-AM, WCMC-HD2, WCMC-HD3, WCLY-AM, WCMC-HD4, Microspace, CBC New Media Group and Wolfpack Sports Properties (a joint venture with Learfield Sports) in Raleigh, NC; WILM-TV, WILT-LD and Sunrise Broadcasting in Wilmington, NC; The Durham Bulls Baseball Club in Durham, NC; and real estate interests including the American Tobacco Project and Diamond View office buildings in Durham, NC.