Aundreye’s Kitchen Catering

About: Women- and Black-owned comfort food business expands to a new food truck.
Location: Kalamazoo, MI
Investment: $18,808.75 loan by Michigan Women Forward and $23,920.00 loan by Northern Initiatives
Partners: Michigan Women Forward, Northern Initiatives

Aundreyes' Kitchen Catering opened in 2017, operating out of owner Ebony Irving's home on a part-time basis. In 2020 the business obtained its LLC and Ebony took the business full time after loss of employment due to pandemic-related layoffs. Aundreyes' expansion into a food truck will allow her to broaden her service area and significantly increase her revenue. The food truck will also allow her to grow from catering small parties to attending large festivals and events as outlined under marketing below

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