Inspiration: Eden’s Healthy Kitchen in Wuhan

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We all know Eden for its lush and green gardens, so the step towards healthy food is not so big. Eden’s Healthy Kitchen in Wuhan is a food catering service which offers healthy soul food cooked with pure love and an awareness of health. Eden’s dishes are prepared with the best and freshest ingredients available in the market. Thus offering its customers the highest quality of food. I sat down with the owner of Eden’s Health Kitchen to learn more about her inspiring story. 

Hailing from the twin island country of Antigua and Barbuda ( between Caribbean Sea and Atlantic Ocean), Monifa St.John is a beautiful and talented young woman with a passion for entrepreneurship. This passion was discovered and realised when she came to Wuhan, China.

Map of Antigua and Barbuda

In 2009, she opened the first dorm room shop called Eden’s closet. Eden’s closet focused on selling clothing for plus sized women as well as women with large feet (according to chinese standards). With the rapid change in Wuhan expat/student community and almost everyone having a Taobao account, the direction shifted to what the community was lacking, good food.

Mashed Potatoes, cranberry and walnut salad with Italian Chicken. 

The brave entrepreneur decided to take a leap of faith and create a meal prep catering service for busy individuals. Her innate gift for culinary arts and countless compliments about her food gave Monifa the confidence that this venture would be successful. The service was called Eden’s Healthy Kitchen. The name Eden came from her first birthday gift in China, a teddy bear. The doors of the catering service were offically opened on 15 January, 2015.

Monifa St.John, owner of Eden’s Healthy Kitchen. The dish has stuffed capsicums with brown rice, baby carrots and green beans with sesame beef. 

The initial plan was to make three different meals at once for three days at a time. The customer could then buy a full set(6 meals) or half set (3 meals). Many customers failed to understand the meal prep concept therefore Monifa, like any smart business person made some changes.

Yellow rice, vegetable salad with BBQ chicken.

Currently they are open on Mondays,Wednesdays and Fridays. Mondays and Fridays are large catering orders while Wednesday is regarded as pizza day.

The owner aims to have diversity on the menus and the dishes learnt from friends are usually top rated by customers.

Monifa doing saute okra.

The Healthy Kitchen prides itself on having good customer service and excellent food. Speaking with the proprietor, she shared that its her hope for Eden’s Healthy Kitchen to not only deliver quality food to its customers but to also become a household name in Wuhan.

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