ABOUT CHEF FLO
Florence Karp, founder and CEO of Chef Flo-K Foods LLC, a new company that seeks to bring African foods, Afric Sauce, to Minnesota kitchens.
Florence is a lifelong entrepreneur who has always dreamed of turning her love of cooking and traditional African foods into a business. She immigrated to the United States in 1997. Before that, she was a Home Economics teacher in her home country of Nigeria, where she developed a passion for cooking, sewing and fashion, and helping others develop life skills.
Since coming to Minnesota, Florence has worked as a staffing coordinator, a mortgage broker, life coach, published author of the book “My Choices” and a motivational speaker.
Helping others succeed is a driving force in both her personal and entrepreneurial life. Florence started the African Dynamic Women’s network, which brings together African women from around the region on a monthly basis to share resources, knowledge, fellowship, intellectual discussions, accountability in a relaxed atmosphere.
Networking with other African business owners and entrepreneurs is partly what motivated Florence to start Chef Flo-K Foods.
“Many Africans in this America, work so hard and have such busy lifestyles that they do not have time to cook and eat healthy homemade African foods,” she said.
Her signature Afric Sauce "Time Saver", makes it easy for people to enjoy a healthy and flavorful foods on the go. The sauce can be eaten hot or cold, and works great as a base to pair with any array of vegetables, proteins and grains.
Cooking is all about creativity. Afric Sauce, a traditional African food staple, does just that by combining creativity with home-cooked meals.
More than just a "sauce" Afric Sauce is a delicious addition to a wide variety of meals. Made with fresh bell peppers, tomatoes and onions. This sauce goes great on rice, spaghetti, chicken, beef, potatoes/yams, and more. Afric Sauce is available in mild and hot flavors.
Try Afric Sauce if you want to eat healthy. Afric Sauce is a quick and fun addition to your family's meal. Want to try something new? Check out our recipes for new exciting meal ideas! Be creative!
Chef Flo has received certification from the National Council of Women's Business Enterprise
Chef Florence has been recognized by local press as she's started up her food business:
Chef Flo is included in MplsStPaul Magazine's Feature on Black-Owned Food Businesses in June 2020
NEON (Northside Economic Opportunity Network) Featured Chef Flo in their blog in March 2020
Hennepin County's Open to Business Program published an article describing Chef Flo's Startup process.