Total loan: $5,500


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New Orleans, LA, United States / Food

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A loan helped to build out my food truck & make my delicious food easily accessible!

Desmond's story

My name is Desmond M. Taylor and I was born and raised in New Orleans, LA. Being from New Orleans, we are known for and brought up on our delicious cuisine. It influenced me to want to put my personal healthy spin on local dishes. I’m a self taught chef and take pride in making meals that use healthy & fresh ingredients. I was obese all my life which led to hypertension in turn ultimately caused my kidney failure, 6 years of dialysis and then a kidney transplant. I’m almost 10 years post transplant and my doctors all recommended that I drop some weight after my transplant to assure optimal functioning and longevity of the kidney. At that point, my objective was to create healthy meals that taste unhealthy by substituting ingredients but not compromising the taste!! I always had a passion for food but it challenges yet motivates me to continue cooking healthy food because people deserve to eat healthy and enjoy it while adding years on to their life and other added benefits.