OUR NEW VEGAN CHEESECAKE LINE
Coming soon to select Whole Foods Markets in NY and NJ
Keeping You Sweet was started shortly after my Mom's passing. She was a caterer and an awesome cook and baker. One of the things that gave me peace and comfort during my grief, was seeing her handwriting in her recipe books. I started using her recipes to bake her favorite desserts. Sometimes, I would bake large quantities and give them to organizations to help them raise funds. I donated 450 mini cakes to an event being held at NJPAC called, "A Taste Of Newark" and after the event I received a strong demand for my all natural cheesecakes with no added sugar . I asked a friend, who owns a food business, if he could refer me to a restaurant or store that might carry my cakes. He suggested I reach out to a contact that he had at Whole Foods. I never in a million years thought that I would be in a supermarket, let alone Whole Foods. To make a long story short, they invited me to partner with them in one store, and 2 weeks later offered me 5 more stores. My products are now in 15 stores in New Jersey and New York and I am challenged to add many more stores.
ABOUT KEEPING YOU SWEET
Keeping You Sweet (KYS) produces delicious all natural baked goods for consumers with special dietary needs. The product line offers desserts to consumers seeking gluten free, vegan, organic and no added sugar options.
KYS was founded by April Harris-Holmes who is 1/3 of the platinum-selling 90s girl-group Seduction. April's food business experience was nurtured by her late mother, Georgia Beatrice Harris, who owned a successful catering business. April earned a BA in Communications from Howard University and has studied Holistic Nutrition.
USE OF FUNDS
Keeping You Sweet is in its 2nd year as a vendor for Whole Foods Market. We are introducing our Vegan Cheesecake as a new item in Whole Foods in August. We are also supplying cafes and restaurants with the Vegan Cheesecakes and need to make them faster and in larger quantities. Additional funding would allow us to make are cakes available quicker to our customers. We will purchase 2 commercial freezers that will cost $5,000 to be used for additional storage of the cakes. The balance of the funds, ($10,000.00), will be used to train and add more employees. The purchase of the freezers and adding additionally employees will increase profit by 100%. Your funding will help our growing business expand even more.
Keeping You Sweets current funding has come from its Founder and 1 Investor. The Founder has funded 85% of the business and continues to reinvest.
THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR SUPPORT!