I love this and hits home why things like La Cocina are so important.
"Minnie Bell’s is run by chef Fernay McPherson, who named the company after her great aunt (Minnie) and her late grandmother (Lillie Bell). Born and raised in the Fillmore, McPherson graduated from culinary school in 2008, after which she launched Minnie Bell’s as a catering service. Now, after having completed an incubator program at La Cocina, She’s ready to take Minnie Bell’s to the next level.
That means selling soul food creations like gumbo, smothered tri tip sandwiches, smoked molasses BBQ fried chicken wings, mac and cheese, and sweet cornbread muffins. The food will be prepped daily in a commercial kitchen, then sold out of the company’s trailer at the SOMA StrEat Food Park and right here at the Proxy Project."