Most of us would love to have our childhood recipes and memories bottled up in a jar, serving as a reminder of a sweet time in our lives. Naimah Spencer, not only did it, but made a business out of it. She calls it My Momma’s Kitchen. Now, the country can come to her momma’s kitchen and enjoy her family’s recipes.
How did you get the idea for your business?
I always had a passion for cooking, ever since I was a little girl. My Momma would cook in the kitchen and have me sit right by her side and soak up as much as I could. As I got older, I gained a deep appreciation for her cooking and baking – especially when I was in college and couldn’t find anything like it. After graduating from Xavier University with a major in Entrepreneurial Studies and moving back home, it hit me! My Momma’s food was a must for all families, not just mine. Her food was made with a love and talent that is so hard to find anywhere. I decided I’d start with her cakes. The only problem was that they were too big to ship to family across the US! After researching ways to downsize the portions and ship them safely to all states, we never looked back.
What are you most looking forward to being a part of Aviatra, and the LAUNCH program?
Honestly, I look forward to meeting other talented women and hearing their stories. I look forward to learning the ins and outs of writing a business plan and gaining the confidence I need to pitch my idea to investors. I look forward to looking at my business differently – with a deeper understanding of it.
What are the most popular treats?
Our most popular flavors are our Vegan Chocolate Brownie Cake, Strawberry Shortcake, Luscious Lemon, Banana Pudding Cake, and Not-So-Red Velvet Cake. These are our most requested flavors.
Sounds delicious! Where can we find My Momma’s Kitchen?
You can find My Momma’s Kitchen at farmer’s markets throughout Cincinnati, OH – like at The City Flea, Findlay Market, and more being added every season! You can also order online and we’ll ship all over the US at www.DineAtMMK.com.
Anything else you want to share?
I can’t wait to begin our journey with Aviatra Accelerators and for them to help me get to my next goal of owning a commercial kitchen! I am excited to learn so much and meet so many beautiful people! We’ll be sharing our experiences via the My Momma’s Kitchen email newsletter! You can follow our journey at http://madmimi.com/signups/58968/join.
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