We had the good fortune of connecting with Wichita Mensah and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Wichita, what habits do you feel helped you succeed?
Consistency is the key habit. In my opinion it comes naturally when you are passionate about what you are doing. The second habit is being your worst critic, having the ability to constantly challenging yourself and never being satisfied with your work has helped me tremendously.

What should our readers know about your business?
My journey started timidly while I was still living in France. At that time, I would spent my entire weekend cooking and baking in the square kitchen of my apartment on Rue Saint Rome in Toulouse. There is an Indian restaurant called: La Rajasthani across the street from my apartment, I would spend hours trying to figure out what spices they use…..

The journey really started as a hobby three years ago when I moved to Atlanta. At that time, I was sharing pictures of my daily cooking and baking. Few months later, What has started as a hobby magically became a side hustle…

It has been a smooth road. My intention was only to share recipes and do food photography. I did not feel like I was working at all. I often caught myself cooking until midnight or waking up at 4:00 AM to make my “ganache au chocolat” or baking my brioche (without even realizing it).

The entrepreneurial side came afterwards and even when I started taking orders and selling food and cakes, I have never came across any hardship, at least not yet.

My business specializes in West African food and French Patisserie.

I am known for cooking as an “African mom”. Almost all my customers always thought I was a mature stay at home mom until they meet me personally and they are surprised as they never imagined a young lady could cook such delicious dishes.

One of them once told me: “Your food reminds me of my childhood…”.

I take pride in choosing the best ingredients, cooking with love like I would for my family and presenting the food the best looking way as possible. For me, eating is mental and visual before even touching the tongue…

I would like the readers to know I offer catering services, finger food as well as French patisserie.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Atlanta has a variety of fun and interesting spots. I would definitely take them to Read shop by the merchant, Rev Coffee, Sessions stands, Douceur de France and Cafe Vendome for breakfast. those places in my opinion have the best coffee in town, Cafe Vendome and Douceur de France have the best French Pastries.

For Lunch, Terra Terroir and Verde in Brookhaven are my to go places. Terra has the best Gambas Al Ajillo and Verde’s guacamole is divine. Ike’s grill, Kay’s cuisine and Tracxx Grill and Lounge are my favorite African food spots. they have a broad selection of African dishes, their Suya and Jollof rice are my favorites.

For dinner Batsi, Divan, Sage Woodfire Tavern and Cru will be on the menu. Batsi is fairly new, the ambiance is very glamourish plus they have Valet!! Divan has some delicious Lamb chops. Sage’s shrimp bang bang and garlic bread are divine! Cru at the battery has a good selection of wine and a very sober and elegant decor.

For dancing, my favorite place is living room because I love afrobeats! Pura vida in Smyrna has some good latin music too, I always go there for salsa and bachata.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I want to give a shoutout to my family: my mom, my dad and my two sisters. To my mom for sharing her secret recipes with me, my sister Glawdys for helping me with my branding, my sister Coretta for giving me photography tips and my dad for the unconditional support. I love you guys!

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