Kelis Has Found Her Farm, Now She’s Looking To Grow Food For Her Very Own Restaurant

March 9, 2018  |  

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A couple of months ago, singer and chef Kelis shared that she was selling her chic home in Glendale, Calif. to enjoy the benefits of farm living. The 38-year-old renaissance woman shared in a new interview that she has since found that farm, and she has big plans for it. That includes growing as much of her own food that can then be used to provide dishes for an upcoming restaurant.

“Essentially with the cookbook and then with all the events I’ve been doing, one of the things that really started to — I didn’t feel like I was ready a year ago. In this past year I’ve kind of felt like I need a restaurant,” she said while speaking to the hosts of The Founder Hour podcast. “I need a space where I can actually be creative and I can do this on a daily basis.”

“I decided, ‘Yeah, well how do I do that in staying with who I am and in the realm of control that I like to have (sic)?’ So I felt like, ‘You know what, let’s do a farm,'” she continued. “We started looking for a farm. We found a property. And we’re going to start to grow everything. Obviously all the protein, but milk and cheese and butter and do everything in house. That way I can really start to control my surroundings and my notes and sort of like, this is like the flavor palate I’ve created for myself. That’s the plan. I’m excited.”

The Le Corden Bleu-educated chef initially went into this idea of farm living in the hopes of providing the healthiest options for her two sons, Knight and Sheperd.

“Now that I’ve got these two boys, I want to control a little bit more how we eat,” she said at the time to Architectural Digest. “We’re buying a farm, so that’s why we’re moving: so that we can grow everything and sustain everything that way.”

Having succeeded in having a show on the Cooking Channel called Saucy & Sweet, writing a cookbook called My Life on a Plate and creating a sauce line called Bounty & Full, it only makes sense that the next stop for Kelis would be to farm raise her own food and start a restaurant. Should be epic. And delicious.

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