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Hakuna Matata Restaurant

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Raised by 18 people in 39 months
I am Elizabeth Onyango, an avid cook and lover of fine  food. I am originally from Kenya and worked at one of Kenya's finest Culinary Hotels, The Utalii College for 8 years where I learned a lot about food, service and customer relations.

In California, I've run a successful catering business and due to pressure from my loyal customers, I feel its time I had a sit-in restaurant serving the same sumptous food they order from me every week.

Hakuna Matata Restaurant will cater to health conscious folks introducing them to a new food culture that they have not yet been exposed to in Los Angeles.

Our past clients have been International Food Festivals and events catering in Stockton, Modesto, Turlock, Camarillo and Los Angeles. 

Our menu includes a blend of healthy Kenyan/East African favorite delicacies like Chapati, dengu, sambusa, mandazi, ugali, sukuma wiki, biriani, matoke, samaki, nyama choma etc. all seasoned with original Kenyan spices.

Coffee and Tea lovers will experience the exceptional blend of Kenyan Coffee and Tea straight from tea and coffee farms of Kenya.
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Hey gang, I am currently in Kenya. I will be bringing back lots of Kenyan Tea and Coffee and cooking spices so Hakuna Matata will remain authentically a Kenyan Restaurant.
Please for those who have not contributed, please do so I can finally realize my dream of 30 or so years. The Food Court opens to the public in September and I am still working on getting the cooking equipment, the kitchen hood, refrigerators and freezers. These things cost so much money so any help will be really appreciated. I thank from the bottom of my heart those who have already supported my dream with contributions. We still have a long way to go but I have faith that my friends and their friends friends will come through for me. Thank you so much.
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Here are some of the favorite finger foods amongst my customers.
Finger food of the day - Sambusa
Finger food - Mandazi
Finger food - Meat rolls
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Hakuna Matata Restaurant will be part of a Food Court opening to the public in September 2015 with a Grand Opening celebration in December 2015.

Restaurant equipment is very expensive and I am working very hard shopping around looking for bargains.

Any help from my friends and their friends will go along way. Please contribute and help me realize my dream for a sit-in Kenyan restaurant.
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I thank all who have contributed so far. For those who are still thinking about it, I would like to encourage you to please do so. Hakuna Matata Restaurant is long overdue and will be the only one of its kind in Southern California. Please spread the word and help me fulfill this life-long dream. Thank you.
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Benjamin Ochieng
39 months ago

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Raised by 18 people in 39 months
Created March 13, 2015
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