RIBBON CUTTING AND GRAND OPENING FOR INNOVATIVE TASTE OF LINDSAY HEIGHTS CAFÉ
Budding chefs test and market their products through this collaborative carryout café operated by Walnut Way Conservation Corps
WHEN: Saturday, October 2nd, 9:30am Ribbon Cutting, 10am-4pm Grand Opening food and chefs
WHERE: 1617 W. North Avenue, Milwaukee
WHAT: Taste of Lindsay Heights is a carryout cafe featuring cuisine from local food entrepreneurs. The cafe is owned and operated by Walnut Way Conservation Corps, a resident-driven nonprofit organization which promotes work, wealth and wellness within the Lindsay Heights community.
Featured entrepreneurs represent a wide array of tastes and styles including Jamaican-inspired ginger beers, fresh-pressed juices, rum cakes, fruit dips, and much more. The café will have a regular menu and feature “pop-ups” for new entrepreneurs to test and promote their products.
Taste of Lindsay Heights Cafe Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening features food and beverage samples, opportunities to meet food entrepreneurs, and order from the fresh food focused menu. Our youngest entrepreneur is Kyric Burt, 11 years old, owner of Kyric’s Lemonade!
WHY: The Taste of Lindsay Heights is an initiative of Walnut Way’s “Community Wealth Building” campaign to identify resident skills and assets and help them turn these into economic opportunities.
VISUALS: On the morning of the event (and prior) there will be opportunities to sample smoothies and coffee from the Taste of Lindsay Heights menu as well as our featured entrepreneurs. Ribbon cutting will include chefs and civic leaders at 9:30am. Chef interviews are encouraged!
Contact: Dawn Hutchison-Weiss, email@example.com, 608-215-3262
Featured Chef Profiles Below
About Walnut Way: Walnut Way Conservation Corp. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit neighborhood organization founded in 2000 by Lindsay Heights residents to reclaim and redevelop the economic health and vitality of the community. In the years since, Walnut Way and its partners have rolled out a series of successful and innovative programs and initiatives addressing the neighborhood’s most pressing economic, environmental, and health issues. Lindsay Heights is a 110-block, predominantly African American community on Milwaukee’s near north side and home to nearly 9,000 residents. Through its programs and partnerships, Walnut Way has built a national model for place-based environmental sustainability, racial equity, and wellness.
Caring Neighbors Make Good Communities
Rum Cakes by Paula – Paula Bost, Phone: 414-801-8056, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Paula has cooked and baked for as long as she can remember. She came from a large family of excellent cooks, and food was an important part of the family. Rum Cakes by Paula offers a variety of scrumptious home-made rum cakes in pineapple, coconut, pina colada and classic rum, as well as, red velvet cakes, five-flavor pound cakes, layer cakes and banana puddings. All products are baked the evening before delivery to ensure freshness. All of her products will be available on a rotating basis at the Taste of Lindsay Heights Café.
GLDN HNY inc., Chandra Ellis, General Manager for Taste of Lindsay Heights Café, Phone: 414-595-8123, Email: email@example.com
Chandra Ellis started making juices and being mentored by a group of people who taught her that nutritious can be delicious. GLDN HNY’s fresh pressed juice is made from real all-natural, local ingredients like seeded watermelon, honeycrisp apples and organic kale. GLDN HNY, inc. offers personalized custom plans, as well as an array of products to meet common needs and concerns. Some of our most popular products include “Life is Good” made of kale and apple juice, “Bless You” made of orange and ginger, “Love Below” with watermelon and strawberries, “Sacred root” which combines beets and pineapple. Also, try their “Tummy Tuck” a ginger elixir or one of our Sea Moss Gels.
Kreative Fruitz – Imani Raiyne, Assistant Manager for Taste of Lindsay Heights Café, Phone: 414-393-7120 , Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, www.kreativefruitz.com,
Kreative Fruitz originated from a childhood hobby shared between Imani and her mother, creating food displays and fruit arrangements for family events. Kreative Fruitz takes pride in promoting fresh fruits and healthy snacking through unique fresh fruit products, demonstrations, and lifestyle education. In addition to magnificent custom fruit art, Kreative Fruitz offers product packages for birthdays, weddings, baby showers, graduations, corporate meetings or other occasions. Clients can also enjoy live carvings, team building classes, parties, vendor opportunities, or children’s classes. Kreative Fruitz by Imani Raiyne is owned and operated by Raejeena Moore, founder of Imani Raiyne Enterprise and co-founder of Jarrte’ Consulting.
Kyric’s Lemonade – Kyric Burt, Phone: 414-324-5668 Email: email@example.com FB:@kyricslemonade
It all started with a pair of roller skates. To earn money for roller skates, Kyric Burt set up a lemonade stand at her mom’s rummage sale. With a little post on social media, customers flocked to the lemonade stand for a cold glass of the nine-year-old’s lemonade. Founded in summer of 2019, Kyric’s Lemonade specialized in fresh, made-to-order lemonades in a variety of flavors. The company was founded by 9-year-old Kyric Burt with support from her inspirational mother, Nikki. Kyric’s cousin, My’chree Harris, created the custom labels for the bottles. They feature different monsters with lemons which are “cute, not scary” according to Kyric. Lemonade can be ordered direct or purchased at her uncle’s convenience store, Williams Pantry at 10732 West Hampton. Kyric’s goal is to grow her business and help the community.
Simple Snacks, Miranda Wilder, Phone: 414-202-9507, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org,
Miranda comes from a long line of bakers including her mother and grandmom who sold pound cakes at the county building store. Simple Snacks specializes in old fashioned butter cookies with fresh ingredients and no preservatives. Custom cookie favorites include lemon butter cookies with white chocolate drizzle, gourmet strawberry pecan cookies with caramel white chocolate drizzle, turtle cookies with toffee, and many more. Simple Snacks also makes vegan and gluten-free cookies with monk fruit and beet sugar. Soon, Simple Snacks will soon offer trail mixes, roasted nuts and other healthy snacks.
Aunt Manda’s Beverages, Patricia Bent, Phone: (414) 921-8093, FB: @Auntmanda23
Her great grandmother made juices and sold them to school children in Kingston, Jamaica, and she grew to love “Aunt Manda’s” delicious Ginger Beer. Aunt Manda’s features a variety of ginger-based products with fresh ingredients. Popular flavors include traditional Ginger Beer and signature flavors including Orange and Strawberry, Pineapple, Wildberry, Cucumber, and Watermelon. All products are made with cane sugar and lemon.