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Startup Stories: YGFBF Kitchen
September 22 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm CDTFree
Join the Conductor team as we take Startup Stories on the road! We will be taking you to YGFBF Kitchen in Conway, Arkansas, to show you the space, meet the team, and talk with MaryAnn Strange. There will be time at the end for Q&A with MaryAnn.
This will be a Facebook Live event on our Facebook Page, @arconductor
YGFBFKitchen delivers a unique fine-dining experience to diners with discerning tastes looking for an exceptional Southern & Cajun inspired menu made with locally sourced ingredients. Guests can feel at home in an elegant and cozy environment surrounded by Southern hospitality and delicious food!
YGFBFKitchen Restaurant and Catering is a local family owned and operated restaurant inspired and influenced by family, friends, and good food. Chef Maryann and is the owner.
Some may ask what does YGFBF mean? Well YGFBF simply means — Your Girlfriend Best Friend 😉 Catchy right? YGFBF was born out of MaryAnn’s passion to provide friends and family an alternate to “traditional fast food” and to also “lend” her passion to cook for those who like Southern home cooked meals without being in the kitchen themselves 🙂
Dishes created at YGFBFKitchen are made from scratch and as ordered – so there is no “fast food” here – we like it that – and we are sure you will too!
MaryAnn was born and raised in Detroit MI! Not quite Southern – but her dad who is an Arkansas native – introduced her to Southern dishes at a very early age.
Starting to cook in college – MaryAnn quickly found her passion was creating dishes often seen on show’s from Paula Deen – Rachael Ray – and Emeril Lagasse himself!
It wasn’t until being laid off in 2017 from her job of 10 years that she decided to take her passion of food to create YGFBFKitchen from the dishes that she loves serving her kids – family – and friends.