Total loan: $9,500


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Rochester, NY, United States / Food

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Kris's story

I was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana. Spending my first 21 years as a New Orleanian, I ultimately relocated to Rochester, NY. My love and passion for cooking did not start out as such. In fact, cooking was birthed out of necessity. As a 15-year-old single mother of two, I had “mouths to feed.” I was conscious of the food I prepared for My children. I wanted their meals to be homemade, as healthy as possible, and HEARTY; sustenance that would stick to their bones. Breakfast typically consisted of: oatmeal, pancakes, grits & eggs, and home-style biscuits. Lunch and dinner are where the cuisine that Northern Nola is known for was cultivated. Signature dishes such as: Red Beans & Rice, Jambalaya, Ms. Tina’s Seafood Gumbo, Homemade Mac and Cheese and other Cajun comfort foods are a staple at Northern Nola. My expertise, as a Serve Safe certified caterer, and skill set was also inspired in part by having a mother who made everything from scratch. I studied my mother’s methods and recipes to perfect them, making them as my own. After nearly 3 decades of honing my culinary skills, Northern Nola meals and catering was launched in 2020. “From my hands to your heart (and stomach- LOL), may you experience the love and passion I have for cooking in every bite.” Welcome to Northern Nola...The home of Authentic New Orleans Cuisine and American Inspired Dishes.”