A personal client recently asked me, “Why did you name your business, Graneauxla?”
I responded with a smile saying, It’s a part of my culture and my heritage. My Mama, Lady Catherine is of Creole descent mixed with French and African Settlers. She was born and raised in New Roads, Louisiana, Pointe Coupee Parish, and spoke French fluently.
She migrated to “NeauxLa,” as she would say it is the best place on Earth to be. ‘Neaux,’ which means “NO” and ‘La’ for Louisiana, was befitting to break down ‘GRA-NOLA-, LOL 😊. I loved to hear Lady Catherine talk. She would mix English and French when she didn’t know the translations. Therefore, my English is not all that good, and I love it!
After Katrina, Lady Catherine found herself separated from her kids, grandkids, and her beloved city. I remember her telling me, “Baby, I’m not worried about where I’m at, I AM NEW ORLEANS! no matter where I have to be.” She encouraged my siblings and me to cook our traditional New Orleans Cuisine still, listen to New Orleans music and create our mini-festivals right where you are.
An Essential Business
Some key ingredients that help each blend stand out from other granola brands are, but not limited to, Essential Vitamins & Minerals.
The Lobeck Taylor Family Foundation founded the program in 2015 in effort to grow Tulsa’s local food community, promote entrepreneurial thinking, and spur economic development. In July 2017, the Lobeck Taylor Family Foundation announced the development of Tulsa’s first food hall, Mother Road Market. Mother Road Market opened in November 2018, and features a curated collective of over 20 food and retail businesses, a bar, children’s play areas, outdoor seating and more – all under one roof. Kitchen 66’s commercial kitchen and sales platforms (Kitchen 66 General Store and Kitchen 66 Takeover Cafe) are also housed in Mother Road Market. For more information on LTFF and its programs and developments, visit www.lobecktaylor.com.
At the Mother Road Market in Tulsa OK
Graneauxla is a member of Kitchen 66, a program of the Lobeck Taylor Family Foundation. We make batches for the community using the Mother Road Market Kitchen as our primary distribution center.
Our business is essential because we provide healthy blends of granola using locally sourced ingredients. It contributes to the local economy and aims to export to other Oklahoma counties eventually. Our nutrient-dense granola is packaged to supplement the dietary requirements for the elderly and people with weakened immune systems.
Our Food Policy
We have the necessary state and operating licenses, along with the required food business registration to comply with health department safety rules for our commercial kitchen in light of public health. We highly value our customers.
Our Core Values
We believe that during this pandemic having access to healthy granola, which can serve as an immunity-boosting meal or snack, will be critical for all residents of Oklahoma also to help combat the food shortage crisis.
Meet The Granola Expert
Born and raised in New Orleans LA, Mme. Yattara, brings her vast knowledge experience to the Granola world. She has been featured in Louisiana, Texas and Oklahoma newspapers for her Culinary Skills going back at least 10 years. She learned most of her skills from her Creole Mother and Aunts.
Mme. Yattara, Niccqueta
CEO/Founder and Master Granista
Chef / Expert