Cooking With Que

Investment:
$35,000 Loan
Enterprise:
Quiana “Que” Broden’s eponymous “The Kitchen, by Cooking with Que,” includes a state-of-the-art demonstration kitchen, shared culinary space, and café and catering company in Detroit’s New Center neighborhood.
Financing Purpose & Date:
June 2020 integrated financing and business assistance supported Que to ramp up meal prep and delivery services during the COVID crisis. We also provided follow-on business assistance including consulting to tune up business accounting and public relations and social media consulting to increase sales. Prior to financing, Que participated in a six-week brand training Fair Food Network delivered as part of our work with the Michigan Good Food Fund
Update:
At the height of the pandemic, Que provided food to quarantine locations and Detroit city employees working 24/7. Her business is on the rise with new employees and sales rising since 2020 investment.
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