CAO’s Holiday Pop Up: Soulfully Prepped Hosting Breakfast Event Friday
(Buffalo, NY) – Soulfully Prepped, a black owned and operated food service business in Buffalo, NY is hosting a Holiday Pop Up breakfast event on Friday, December 18. Owner of Soulfully Prepped, Chef Tonycia Bradberry (@cheftonyb) is a talented culinary expert and provides catering, meal prep, meal consultation, and personal grocery consultations and delivery to Buffalo, NY. The event is part of CAO’s Holiday Pop Up Series featuring black owned businesses in Buffalo, NY.
Bradberry is incredible at curating meals. This Friday, she will be serving a special holiday breakfast menu from 8am-3pm featuring the following mouthwatering items:
- Bacon Breakfast Bagel with Egg and Cheese, served with home fries
- Sausage Breakfast Bagel with Egg and Cheese, served with home fries
- French Toast Bake with fresh fruit and drizzled in icing
- Shrimp and Grits
Those craving a delicious breakfast Friday can text Soulfully Prepped at 716-465-1447 with their order and can visit facebook.com/tonycia.
Soulfully Prepped sells breakfast, lunch and dinner a few times a week and provides catering services for personal, private, and corporate events. Bradberry is a recent graduate of CAO’s Business Development Workshop series led by CAO’s Business Development Director, Pamela James.
“CAO’s business workshops have helped me network within the city,” Bradberry said. “They have provided me with numerous resources within the agency and outside of the agency. Pamela James has been exceptionally helpful. She taught me how to manage my finances and create a stronger business base. Aside from the very useful advice, Pamela and the business workshops are an amazing source of motivation and encouragement.”
James wants to continue highlighting the incredible work ethic of CAO’s business development students into 2021.
“We teach our business development participants to believe in their dreams and to reach beyond the stars,” James said.
CAO’s Business Development Workshop Series came to fruition after the organization was awarded a grant in 2015 to transform the MLK business district to create a more viable, walkable and aesthetically pleasing area. The workshops have been very successful, with more than 300 attendees and 60 graduates over the past few years, and news businesses launched. Thomas was provided signage for her business thanks to the Buffalo Main Street Initiative.
CEO of CAO, L. Nathan Hare wants to promote the success stories of Buffalo residents who graduated from their workshop series and the empowerment entrepreneurship has in the MLK district.
“Our Business Development Workshop series has helped so many individuals gain confidence to achieve entrepreneurship,” Hare said. “The facade improvements and business activity is incredible because it is transforming Fillmore Avenue. These individuals are reaching goals they never thought were possible, and are able to work for themselves, hire family members and put business back into the community they live in.”
The series offers a holistic approach to help aspiring entrepreneurs get to where they want to be. By working with CAO and the Masten Resource Center, workshop participants have access to WiFi, computers, meeting space, child care, and even food pantries so they can prioritize their business planning. 2020’s Business Development Workshop Series students graduated December 14. Learn more at https://caowny.org/business-
ABOUT CAO of WNY
The Community Action Organization of WNY was designated in 1965 as the official anti-poverty agency for Erie County with a mission to serve the unmet needs of the low-income populations. Today, CAO serves more than 50,000 families and individuals within Erie and Niagara Counties through a variety of programs and services. Visit caowny.org for more information.