Gumbo Goddess Restaurant

$1,958 of $116,000 goal

Raised by 26 people in 46 months
Gumbo Goddess is a creole Soul food booth at The Vancouver Farmers Market we have been there for 8 amazing seasons, we do large events and catering.Our clientele continues to expand and so does our menu. Our customers always ask when will we have a restaurant. After watcing the business grow and expierencing things without a space we are finally ready for a home base. A place for all our wonderful loyal and greatly supportive customers who deserve a great creole, and soul food with great customer service and chefs who enjoy makin that tummy happy. We thought we found a home on 7th and washington, but the morning of lease signing I received an email stating the owner signed a 10 yr lease with a friend. We were a bit takin back but realize that might have been the right space. After looking and almost settling on an empty space downtown, we stumbled upon a space with almost everything we need to get started right away. After configuring numbers and negotiating with the current tenants we have decided on a whole new concept which would cost way less money, incur way less risks and everyone would have much more fun. This concept would allow all you Goddess fans to get a taste of Chefs Joycelyn complete plethora of cuisines. Stay tuned we are tweaking our business plan now and will have more information soon. The ultimate goal is to bring you the best of Chef Joycelyn Kelly in all her Goddess cuisines. I Chef Joycelyn Kelly am dedicated to bringing true soul and Southern hospitality to the Vancouver Community in the most unique and deliciously entertaining way.
Look forward to Fried Chicken,Crawfish Etouffee, Shrimp Po'Boys, Chicken Fried Steak, real Biscuits and gravy and much more we are Creole Soul Baby.
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Hey everyone,
We are looking at a place now with everything we need and low rent. We just need someone who is willing to back us financially to lock down the lease. We have a business plan so if your interested just email me, we do have to move pretty fast on this but I have legal representation in place to make things run smoothly.
We are looking at a 10,000 investment with details I am willing to share privately.
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Hi Everyone,
Saturday August 16th 2014 was our most successful day ever, we filled the biggest to go order in the history of Gumbo Goddess with 22 items and served a continuous line of hungry customers. Thank you Vancouver for showing us you want Gumbo Goddess. We Love You!
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We are all done with Our Business Plan And Ready For The Next step. We have a space in mind and will continue to negotiate.
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We've found what we were looking for. Just need someone to invest in our dream and guaranteed success.
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Joycelyn Kelly
46 months ago

Gumbo Goddess has donated $600.00

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$1,958 of $116,000 goal

Raised by 26 people in 46 months
Created April 12, 2014
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Bryna Sampey
32 months ago

Love you, Miss Jocelyn!! Cannot WAIT to see your dreams come true!!

Robin Hixson
33 months ago

Looking forward Southern Eats sittin atta table Girl!

Angelica wallace
41 months ago

I was lucky enough to have your gumbo at the Pig out in the park in Spokane this summer. I really hope you succeed. You're a kind and deserving lady!

marc bru
43 months ago

Best of wishes

Joycelyn Kelly
46 months ago

Gumbo Goddess has donated $600.00

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