Jikoni (jî•kon•ee), Swahili : kitchen
We believe that the quality of our lives and the quality of our health begins in the Kitchen. Jikoni means Kitchen in Swahili. Thus, The Grand Jikoni is a platform for the creation of life sustaining plant based foods for a better planet.
Our facility is 100% plant based. This means there will never be any possibility of food contamination. With a mix of refurbished vintage baking ovens and state of the art kitchen equipment, The Grand Jikoni is fully equipped to meet your culinary needs.
We have partnered with successful vegan food entrepreneurs
i.e., food trucks, caterers, restaurants, etc.
to assist and mentor budding plant based entrepreneurs. We can help with packaging, distribution, marketing, recipe development, permitting, and a host of other issues that may arise.
We believe the children are our future, and the health of our communities begins with them. Studies show that children who participate in preparing their food are more likely to eat what they have helped to prepare. Our preschool food prep classes and after school culinary camp instill a foundation of healthy eating in our young people. Our Junior Chef program provides guidance for aspiring teenage vegan entrepreneurs to perfect their craft and can lead to an internship with one of our partners at the end of the program.
For the busy New Yorker who feels they just don't have time to prep and cook vegan meals for themselves and their families, we have a weekend meal prep program where we will help you prep meals for the entire week with instructions on how to prepare your meals when you get home.
At the Grand Jikoni there is a little something for everyone. What's in your kitchen?