Daughters Of Zion SBA CNPP Grantee Announces Felicia Scott- Louise’s Kitchen- As The 45th DOZ CNPP Entrepreneur Of The Week- May 7, 2023 – May 13, 2023
Chef Felicia Scott
Phone number: 901-437-2584 text code word “Soul”
As part of our follow-up to the progress the Daughters of Zion SBA CNPP grantee is making within Memphis, Shelby County, and beyond- we are highlighting the weekly Entrepreneur of the Week Award. Felicia Scott was chosen as entrepreneur of the week, and when asked why, Dr. Gerald Kiner, Ph.D. declared “how many cooks or chefs can promise fabulous taste and better health from their meals? Felicia Edwards-Scott can! Felicia Edwards-Scott is a cooking genius. Anything you see cooked at a restaurant or on tv, she can make it a reality and make it better! Not many women or men in the world can accomplish that feat. She serves transformational food. Her food and cooking has transformed my body, her husband’s body, and many others’ bodies and she is just getting started with a goal to transform America with her cooking business. This is why I am extremely proud to announce Felicia Edwards-Scott as our 45th entrepreneur of the week.
Q: Please state your name, the name of your companies, and the nature of your business?
A: My name is Felicia Edwards-Scott and I am the proud owner of Louise’s Kitchen. Here at Louise’s Kitchen, we specialize in all types of food for your soul. We cater, deliver, meal prep, and offer a delicious menu full of wholesome plant-based meals also. Not only are we in the kitchen, but we are here for your event planning needs as well.
Q: How did you come up with that beautiful name?
A: As a little girl, I would sit for hours in the kitchen watching my grandmother, Louise, bake her famous chocolate pie in hopes of one day learning the recipe. Though I never got the opportunity to learn the recipe, I was grateful to have watched my, at the time, 80-year-old grandmother sit on her stool and wash greens and put other food in the oven up until the day she died. I have to give honor back to her because she lived a life that was without excuse, therefore, I am without excuse to not live everyday full of strength. I strongly feel food is love and anything you do you have to love doing it. Everyone can cook but not everyone can say that they have added love to the meal. Food will always be food but food will become love when you put love in it.
Q: What made you want to start your business?
A: I just wanted to make people happy. I get excited when people eat my food. It’s a great boost of my confidence when people say “you did such a good job” or I get to witness people enjoying this or enjoying that. I am a very particular eater when I go to restaurants so for me I wanted to expand what I already loved doing because who better than me can understand to make sure I prepare my customer’s meals with a spirit of excellence. When I know that I always have the right spirit in what I do, I know that my heart is in the right place for my customers. Because I know from my own testimony, I understand when something is not prepared to a customer’s liking I have to get it right. When I understood that if you don’t half step in what you are doing that means you love what you are doing I knew starting my business was the right move.
Q: What makes you stand out from the competition?
A: My hands are anointed. I was anointed by God to cook. Before I prepare any meal I always pray “Lord if this is in your will, let it be good.” Most chef’s have a spirit of “if they like it, they like it” but not many chef’s can say “I was anointed to make sure they like it.”
Not only can I cook a variety of wholesome food, I have witnessed others, including my husband, lose a significant amount of weight and expeditiously with my meal prepping. Obesity is one of the many things that the african american community suffer from in today’s society from loving the foods generations before us have taught us to love so I was determined to not only have our food satisfy your soul but to also be satisfying to the longevity of your health.
Q: How did you find out about Daughters of Zion SBA CNPP
A: I found out about the program through Dr. Kiner.
Q: What would you say to other business owners about why they should become a part of the Daughters of Zion SBA Community Navigator Pilot Program?
A: I would say you can learn a lot about business. Before, all I knew was I could cook the things I saw on cooking shows but just after one visit to the Daughters of Zion program, I knew I could produce my own cooking show! This program is a gift from God because Dr. Kiner and his team prick your spirit to not just think it but become what you are thinking and to live what you are dreaming.
Q: In closing, what’s something vital you want all the potential clients out there to know about you?
A: I absolutely love what I do. I am willing to go over and beyond to make every customer happy. I don’t do my business just for money. If something is not right, I will do everything in my power to rectify the situation. I want my customers to be blessed with every spoonful that hits their mouths.
Q: What is your favorite food?
A: I would have to say I love crab legs and my favorite foods to cook are fish and plant-based dishes. I love the challenge of having to be creative from broadening people’s minds to branch out to try something generally that if they knew it wasn’t their usual beef, pork, or chicken dish they would say they won’t eat it. It’s a great feeling when I make a plant-based dish and I hear people say “that is not plant-based.” These types of testimonies make me want to get more creative in the kitchen. Food to make is anytype of soul food.
Testimony of weight loss:
Q: What is the greatest testimony you have witnessed from your cooking?
A: Seeing my husband’s weight loss transformation. It’s a great feeling to see someone you love feel and look amazing simply because I took the time to add love to his food. My husband doesn’t do very much exercising, outside of the normal amounts of walking in his day-to-day life, so to know that his weight loss journey has been progressively working just by the foods that are being prepared by my hands are a gift from God. There is no greater testimony than to say “God used me to bless someone else.”
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