What happened to Pepper Chowchow?

Dear Friends and Supporters,

I'm writing to provide you with an update on the future of Pepper Chowchow. I express my gratitude for your unwavering support and enthusiasm for Pepper Chowchow.

My heart is heavy to announce the closure of Pepper Chowchow production. Unfortunately, the prolonged wait to obtain a food processing license and supply changes have significantly impacted our business's financial stability. As a result, securing the necessary capital to expand and achieve "shelf stability" for the retail market has become increasingly challenging.

Creating Pepper Chowchow has been a labor of love for me. Personally, Olive Chowchow holds a special place in my heart, and I've often found myself lost in thoughts of culinary possibilities whenever I prepare it.

In the meantime, I am focusing on community projects close to my heart. I'm the Legacy Food Ambassador for Farms to Grow, an organization in partnership with Black Farmers and their future expansion. I am thrilled to share that I will lecture a course on "Food, Culture, and Community" at Mills College, conducting workshops on "Pricing Your Menu" to support fellow food service entrepreneurs, catering, pop-ups, and cooking for summer youth camp.

Once again, thank you for your continued support and understanding. Wanda's Cooking Creole Spice is now distributed through Oaktown Spice Shop online or at one of their three locations in the Bay Area. Check Wanda's Cooking website for more information and stay tune to fun food times.


Love – Chef Wanda

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