Mama Bond’s Soul Foods Kitchen debuts in downtown Muncie

MUNCIE, Ind. — Back again in March, in the course of the starting of the COVID-19 pandemic, Andrea Venable-Bond was making an attempt to consider of new ways to start out a business.

The 41-12 months-outdated mother of 4 was now a compact enterprise owner of Charisma Cleaning, but she required a little something extra. At very first, she began venturing into the planet of daycares, having classes and earning certificates.

Soon after a discussion with her father, she realized that might be also challenging all through a pandemic. Venable-Bond ongoing discovering more concepts in April, and while she had the usually means to start off a second organization, she required to avoid using out a loan.

“I wished to build careers. I’m a giving individual, so I really do not like to see persons struggle,” Venable-Bond said. “I know how it feels to battle, simply because I was a single father or mother just before I was married, so I understand the wrestle.”

Owner Andrea Venable-Bond opened Mama Bond's Soul Food on Charles Street in downtown Muncie Friday, Nov. 13, 2020.

How the soul foodstuff cafe acquired its title

In mid-April, the thought of a soul foodstuff cafe popped into her head, and from there, she developed a checklist of what she would need to have to put her system into motion.

First, she essential a chef, so she commenced investigating who could possibly be a good cook in Muncie, irrespective of whether it be just at dwelling or a side-organization. Her beautician recommended Sonya Hawkins.

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