Little Pass up Ha owner Janice Hudgins did not prepare dinner significantly Vietnamese food items in advance of opening her cafe on Houston Northcutt Blvd. in Mount Pleasant. 

“My mom lives 20 minutes absent, and as a Vietnamese mom, she just helps make foodstuff for us all the time,” Hudgins said. “So, it was like, nicely why do I require to cook Vietnamese food items? Mom helps make it even much better.” 

But right after going again to Charleston from Atlanta in 2009, Hudgins began discovering new job possibilities. She worked in income and genuine estate just before getting a continue to be-at-house mom immediately after obtaining four youngsters with her spouse, Johnny. 

Even though investigating opportunity career options soon after a 10 years-prolonged stint as a caregiver, Hudgins started publishing shots of Meals Community chef-motivated meals on Facebook. And individuals (metaphorically) ate it up. 

So at the ask for of mates and acquaintances, Hudgins started undertaking personal dinners and catering functions in 2016, serving her mom’s Vietnamese foodstuff.