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Lutunji’s Palate, Desserts with Soul

Support the expansion of our social enterprise

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Project Description

 

Lutunji's Palate

 

Lutunji's Palate

 

Lutunji Abram has always had a passion for creating gourmet baked goods & sharing them with all who surround her. When she brought her (now famous) Harriet’s Escape Peach Cobbler to a meeting at a local church in 2018, the Pastor insisted she bring her talent to their weekly farmers market. One cottage license & lots of happy customers later, Lutunji knew it was time to follow her dream.

Lutunji's Palate

 

Over the last two years, Lutunji’s Palate has transformed into a full-fledged operation, selling numerous 8 ounces and party pans of LOVE per week at various local farmers markets, grocers, restaurants and events.  You can find Lutunji’s products on the shelves of 4 of the largest local Lunds & Byerlys stores, North Market grocery store and as the desserts for several local restaurants including former Top Chef contestant Justin Sutherland’s Handsome Hog,  Pimento Jamaican Kitchen and at The Gnome Pub operated by Brian and Sarah Ingram. Her line of gourmet desserts has expanded far beyond the Peach Cobbler, with offerings like The King’s Coconut Cake Bites, Dr. T. Adams Pecan Philosophy Cobbler, and even Vegan & Gluten Free offerings of her classics!

 

Lutunji's Palate

 

Lutunji's Palate

 

On top of delivering happiness with each bite of her baked goods, Lutunji is extremely passionate about serving her community. With that in mind, Lutunji’s Palate is run with a social enterprise agenda. The business prioritizes the hiring of men transitioning back into society, young adult parents and youth to simultaneously build life skills and job development though working in her Commercial Kitchen. Additionally, 5-7% of all sales are put back into the community via donations to organizations such as Better Futures & Kobi Co. 

Lutunji's Palate

 

Lutunji's Palate

 

Our growth in the last few months has been incredible and Lutunji’s Palate is in more demand than ever before. Grocery stores are lining up, the opportunity in the Twin Cities restaurant scene is never ending, and the holidays are right around the corner! While a brick and mortar location is in our plan for 2021, we need to step up our game TODAY and hire three full-time employees in order to execute this expansion. 

We are so grateful for each and every dollar that is being given towards these efforts. Make sure to check out some of the awesome rewards that we have put together just for you! Here is a breakdown of what we plan to do with the funds raised: 

Hire on 3 full-time employees at a competitive, livable wage
Begin working with a marketing team to expand Team TuTu

 

Lutunji's Palate

 

Lutunji's Palate

 

If you believe in the work of Lutunji’s Palate & want to support us, we welcome any form of generosity. Here are some ways to support our mission beyond a financial contribution: 

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Lutunji's Palate

 

Check out Team TuTu in the press! 

Minnesota Spokesman Recorder: Black Business Spotlight: Lutunji’s Palate

Insight News: Triumph in the face of adversity

Minneapolis/St. Paul Magazine: Where to Support Black-Owned Businesses in the Twin Cities

Culinary Butterfly: Lutunji Abram, Creator of Harriet's Escape Peach Cobbler

KARE11: How to support Black-owned businesses in Minnesota

Lutunji's Palate

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The Campaign FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • How will I receive my perks?
    • You will receive digital vouchers to redeem your perks 
  • What will you do with any extra funds?
    • Any extra funds will be put towards the opening of a Lutunji's Palate brick and mortar
  • How else can I support you?
    • Share this campaign with friends, family and others! 

 

 

Angela Butts
11/16/2020
Monetary Contribution
$30
Jane
11/16/2020
Team TuTu
$50
Karen Bell-Dancy
11/16/2020
Love Now, Lutunji’s Later
$25
Sandra L McNeel
11/16/2020
Monetary Contribution
$30
Jamie Matthews
11/16/2020
Team TuTu
$50
Timi Bliss
11/16/2020
Monetary Contribution
$100
Walter Q-Bear Banks
11/16/2020
Monetary Contribution
$100
Awomack
11/16/2020
Love Now, Lutunji’s Later
$100
Becca
11/14/2020
Monetary Contribution
$100
N/a
11/14/2020
Monetary Contribution
$200
Monetary Contribution

Just Because You Believe. You’ll get a place on our digital thank you wall!

27 Supporters
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50.00 USD
Team TuTu

One Lutunji’s Palate T Shirt & A Sticker

6 Supporters
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75.00 USD
Candles & Cookies: Via Mail!

One Candle from Kobi Candle Co. and One Dozen Trinity Experience Peanut butter Fig Cookies

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3 Supporters
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25.00 USD
Love Now, Lutunji’s Later

A $25 gift card to Lutunji's Palate (valid starting in January)

11 Supporters
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45.00 USD
Love Now, Lutunji’s Later

A $50 gift card to Lutunji's Palate (valid starting in January)

1 Supporter
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100.00 USD
Christmas Pre-Order

Party Pan of your choice ready for Christmas!

  • Pecan
  • Pecan *vegan
  • Peach
  • Peach *vegan

Delivery available for the Metro area

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7 Supporters
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Rewards

Monetary Contribution

Just Because You Believe. You’ll get a place on our digital thank you wall!

27 Supporters
Select this reward
50.00 USD
Team TuTu

One Lutunji’s Palate T Shirt & A Sticker

6 Supporters
Select this reward
75.00 USD
Candles & Cookies: Via Mail!

One Candle from Kobi Candle Co. and One Dozen Trinity Experience Peanut butter Fig Cookies

22 Left
3 Supporters
Select this reward
25.00 USD
Love Now, Lutunji’s Later

A $25 gift card to Lutunji's Palate (valid starting in January)

11 Supporters
Select this reward
45.00 USD
Love Now, Lutunji’s Later

A $50 gift card to Lutunji's Palate (valid starting in January)

1 Supporter
Select this reward
100.00 USD
Christmas Pre-Order

Party Pan of your choice ready for Christmas!

  • Pecan
  • Pecan *vegan
  • Peach
  • Peach *vegan

Delivery available for the Metro area

18 Left
7 Supporters
Select this reward