Single Dad Starts Successful Gumbo Restaurant Amid Pandemic

Chef Dontaye Ball took a big risk with an even bigger reward when he started a gumbo restaurant during the pandemic. After losing his job as a tasting chef, he used his late grandmother's recipe to launch Gumbo Social in San Francisco. What started as a way to allow others to connect and eat gumbo during the pandemic is now a thriving business on its way to having multiple locations. While Kelly and Fortune Feimster gush over a bowl of Dontaye's delicious gumbo, Dr. Asheli Atkins from Feed the Soul surprises Dontaye by welcoming him into their business development program and awarding him $10,000.

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