About Us

Lutunji’s Palate is a social enterprise fueled by love and built with purpose.  Back in 2018, Lutunji Abram, M.A. met with the Pastor of an historic church in South Minneapolis to discuss the Charter School for teen parents she developed in partnership with her organization, Voices of Effective Change. Lutunji blessed him with her signature peach cobbler as a sign of respect and gratitude. He took one bite, and Lutunji’s Palate was born. 

 

He loved it so much he insisted she use their commercial kitchen to create a line of gourmet desserts and that his team would provide all the support she needed.  This was the divine order manifested.  In that powerful moment, Lutunji knew that her passion for delicious treats, and the joy they bring, would be the catalyst for her mission to bring effective change to our community.  

 

Every scrumptious bite of Lutunji’s Palate Gourmet Cakes, Cobblers and More, contributes to youth development, teen parental support, and transition assistance for Men returning to society from incarceration, providing the space, education, resources and experience they need to grow and thrive.  Click here to Learn more about Voices of Effective Change

 

Lutunji's Palate Gourmet desserts are available at Lunds & Byerly's (Downtown, Northeast, Uptown, Nokomis and Golden Valley) North Market, Minneapolis Farmers Market Annex, Seasoned Specialty Market, Handsome Hog, and Pimento Kitchen. Brick and mortar bakery and cafe coming soon!  

 

Lutunji’s Palate; built with purpose, fortified with love