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Corinne Bradley-Powers, the namesake and owner of Corinne's Place.
Corinne's Place’s namesake and owner, Corinne Bradley-Powers, is honored to be recognized with a national award by the James Beard Foundation.
Photography by Ron Downes Jr.

Corinne’s Place, a Camden destination famous for its soul food, won a 2022 James Beard Foundation America’s Classics Award, one of six presented nationwide this year honoring “locally owned restaurants that have timeless appeal and are beloved regionally for quality food that reflects the character of its community.” The restaurant’s namesake and owner, Corinne Bradley-Powers, is a native of Camden and graduated from Rutgers University–Camden. She worked at the Camden County probation office as a youth counselor before opening her restaurant in 1989. Bradley-Powers CCAS’79 has employed hundreds of young people whom she has mentored, all part of an extended family she has nurtured and fed for decades. “God was thinking about me,” says Bradley-Powers, remarking on the honor. “There were people in my corner that I wasn’t even aware of. I must be doing something halfway right.”