Abundance of Adventure!

Abundance Café is here to help you feel great in your body, mind, and soul! The idea for my business came to me about 15 years ago when I was raising my 3 children and fortunate to stay home to care for them. I fed them nutritious food all week and we usually went out to eat once a week so I could take a break from cooking. After noticing how drained we all felt after eating at most restaurants, I knew I needed to make a difference. Many years later, in 2017, I started renting a commercial kitchen at Allen Neighborhood Center and made soup to sell at their farmers market. I registered my LLC and acquired my ServSafe certification and insurance. I soon added more farmers markets as I continued working as a supervisor at a café to gain managing experience. I received some valuable guidance from SBDC (Small Business Development Center) in Lansing to help me grow Abundance. I changed kitchens a few times, as I saw fit. I got a job as a cook/pastry chef at Morton’s Fine Catering and was able to rent their kitchen to prepare my food. This was a great experience cooking in large quantities as well as working with a close team of exceptional people to serve our customers. I am forever grateful to John and Beth Morton for their guidance in my growth. In 2019 and 2020 I did a few café pop ups and learned a lot. In November 2020 I was holding regular popups in the Old Town Marquee in Lansing’s Old Town when the government shut down dining areas throughout the state. At this time, I started posting a weekly menu and taking orders for food to be delivered or picked up once a week. Now, in 2023, I continue these weekly food orders and have recently added an online ordering platform to my website for everyone’s convenience.

This has been an awesome adventure and I have made many friends and wonderful customers (who I think of as friends) along the way. I have learned much about health, cooking, and running a business. I am excited to announce that I plan to start looking for a brick and mortar restaurant space very soon. I don’t have a time line. The pandemic taught me that it’s better to just go with the flow. But I am driven to open Abundance Café this year. We shall see what the Universe delivers! Thank you all for your support, interest, curiosity, and love! You are the reason I am doing this. I care about you and want to see you thrive and have an abundance of energy, peace, love and joy in your life!

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