Kaquana King, CEO
Kaquana has a long rich history of community service as a community leader and outstanding volunteer. She has been actively involved in PTA, Girl Scouts, and various church and community organizations & committees. Kaquana is a graduate of Kendall College and Le Cordon Bleu with degrees in Culinary Arts, Culinary Management & Nutrition and is currently completing a graduate degree in Holistic Nutrition.
With a first-hand working knowledge in the field of business operations management, business and corporate dining, corrections/institution food service and school food service, Kaquana has cooked and worked in the food service industry for over 25 years. Kaquana has detailed experience in accounting & bookkeeping, front and back of the house operations, catering, storeroom & cost control, event & menu planning, catering, culinary instruction and nutritional coaching. Her familiarity with the Evanston, Wilmette and Skokie communities and its customer base, will give Grandma’s Soup an inside advantage for success.
The board members and advisory board members of Grandma’s Soup each have valuable input in the organization. Each member is brings unique qualities and experience such as business law experience, community involvement, restaurant and business operations, nonprofit organization & operations, and hunger relief. It is these qualities that make Grandma’s Soup such a valuable asset to its clients and to the community.
Omar Khuri, Legal Council
Noel Stewart, Community Awareness
MaryJo Boyer, Non-Profit & Community Awareness
Patrick Crawford, Hunger Relief
Lisa Nigro, Inspiration Café
Kim Holstein, Kim & Scott’s Pretzels
Shanna Young, National Restaurant Association
Mary Ellen Fitzsimonds, Kappa Alpha Theta Foundation