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foodservice
farm to
soul
Based in Maplewood, N.J., Cornbread is a fast casual, farm-totable
soul food concept that specializes in mouthwatering, soul
food creations such as fried chicken, catfish and, of course, a signature
cornbread. Not only does Cornbread offer meals meant
to be shared with and enjoyed by the whole family, but they also
feature a unique, fun, and colorful dessert menu.
" We are a fast-casual chain focusing on old-fashioned soul food
with modern technology to provide a unique dining experience.
We source all of our ingredients from local farmers and shops.
We are a mission-driven, Black womenowned
business and take pride in our
food, employees, and advancing
the communities in which we operate, "
explains co-founder Adenah
Bayoh.
While Cornbread's savory
dishes are delectable, they
offer their own signature
take on homemade, Southern-style
desserts to accommodate
everyone's
sweet
tooth.
The
restaurant offers classic
favorites like peach cobbler, apple
cobbler and sweet potato pie for anyone
looking to get a flood of nostalgia and coziness with every bite.
True to their name, Cornbread also offers cornbread muffins and
sweet potato muffins - by the half or whole dozen.
Cornbread was co-founded by Bayoh and Elzadie Smith, who
hope to be established in almost every major market in the
country to make soul food a common choice for everyone.
When she was a young girl, Bayhoh and her family escaped a
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civil war in native Liberia, first moving to Sierra Leone and then
to Newark, N.J. From this harrowing experience, she learned
early on how she wanted to make a positive impact on her local
community.
Still, to this day, she takes this important mission to heart.
" We are using our restaurant as a vehicle to provide jobs and
really be a force for good in my community, " Bayhoh says.
Plus, being voted the best cornbread in New York City brings
high praise. They shape and bake their signature cornbread in
a triangle baking pan because they understand how customers
love the slightly crunchy texture combined with the subtle
sweet, homestyle flavor.
" We bake our cornbread in an oven triangle pan so the cornbread
comes out in triangles We thought it would be cool to
have edges all around, " she explains. " Every day we are baking
our cornbread fresh and serving it warm. "
Bayoh believes that soul food has gotten a " bad rap " because
some don't think of it as fresh food.
" My take of soul food is fresh food every day, and making sure
people understand that, " she says. " All of our food is cooked
every day - like collard greens, onion and peppers in our own
seasoning. And then we add the wow with the d├ęcor. "
Cornbread represents the realization of Bayoh's vision of creating
an innovative soul food restaurant concept where families
and friends can gather and feel good about the food.
The first Cornbread location opened in 2018, and they expanded
to a fourth restaurant in Montclair, N.J., in August. Their other
locations are in Brooklyn and Newark.
" We plan on opening more stores. We'd like to take this concept
to 20-25 units in five years, " she explains. " This concept can
be something to be reckoned with. No one is doing soul food the
way we do. We are accessible and appreciated by all cultures. "
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