Nashville woman and Air Force veteran hopes gumbo can pave the way for her future

Feb 16th, 2022

Ms. June” Michaux takes no shortcuts in her cooking, which is appropriate since her journey to becoming a successful business owner as a Black woman was not easy. 

Seven surgeries after her Air Force service in Iraq, and the pandemic delayed her big plans. Now she's hopeful New Orleans Gumbo paves the way to her future. 

Inside the Citizen's Kitchen in East Nashville, entrepreneurs in need of a grill and building come here to practice. Michaux hopes to get a restaurant and sever Jumbo. 

"We can make it in our sleep and bring it here to this demographic. People will say they've had gumbo, but they haven't had gumbo,” Michaux said. [continue reading]