Building for the future – A borrower’s story

Youth from the Chicago Botanical Gardens’ summer program raved about the lunches they received. Local businesses and individuals praise the healthy, catered vegetarian plant based cuisines, and a food production company is interested in possibly launching a vegan product line. Reviews like these are what prompted Chef Tsadakeeyah Emmanuel, owner of Majani Catering, to reach out to CNIMFG to secure funds that will enable him to relocate and expand his catering business. Chef Tsadakeeyah is currently leasing kitchen space from a shared commercial kitchen but the success of his business and the funding secured from CNIMFG has allowed him to make a deposit on a new space, purchase cooking equipment and maintain additional working capital that will eventually lead to opening his own small restaurant.