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24k Gold Syrup is One Sweet Part of this Self-Taught Chef’s Chicken-N-Waffles Empire

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Kooking with Kelli’s Kelli Ferrell is a distinct personality in the restaurant space. As the founder of Nana's Chicken-N-Waffles she is a dynamic individual who weaves together her roles as a content creator, entrepreneur, mother, and self-taught chef.

Watch now to learn about allowing fans a glimpse of regular life, building a personal brand, and selling 24 Karat Magik Gold Flaked Maple Syrup and other branded products.

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[01:19] - Building a Waffle Empire
[04:04] - Who is @whoiskelli ?
[09:33] - Selling Products
[13:32] - Women in Restaurants group
[18:33] - Social Media is Free Marketing

Episode Links:
Nana’s Chicken-n-Waffles: https://www.nanaschickenandwaffles.com/
Kelli Ferrell Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/whoiskelli/
Kooking with Kelli Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kookingwithkelli
Nana’s Chicken-N-Waffles Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nanaschickennwaffles
Nana’s Chicken-N-Waffles TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@nanaschickennwaffles
Women in Restaurants Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/womeninrestaurants
Women in Restaurants Online: https://www.womeninrestaurants.com/
Women in Restaurants LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/women-in-restaurants/

The Person Behind the Account - Kelli Ferrell is lots of things. She is a mother, a content creator, a wife, and a cook. Fans of “Kooking with Kelli” can get an inside look at Kelli’s day to day by following her @whoiskelli social media handle.

Creating a Separate Brand - Branding is a crucial part of any business. As owner of Nana’s Chicken-N-Waffles and self-taught chef, Kelli Ferrell wanted to separate her personal brand from that of the restaurant.

24-Karat Gold Syrup - Kelli Ferrell is not your typical restaurateur. She has launched unique products, including a luxurious 24k Magik Maple Syrup and waffle mix for fans and patrons to take home and enjoy.


Kelli Ferrell started Nana’s Chicken-N-Waffles from a vision board. Without a culinary background, her vision stemmed from her love for food and how it brought people together. Now multiple years in, the food entrepreneur has taken her family recipes to unparalleled heights with a top brunch spot in Atlanta and much more. She has expanded to consumer packaged goods and a business-building venture with Women in Restaurants. Kelli Ferrell is a testament to building a brand through grit and persistence.

Women in Restaurants: https://www.linkedin.com/company/women-in-restaurants/

Restaurant Influencers is a weekly video podcast series presented by Entrepreneur Media and Cali BBQ Media. Every week host and restaurant owner Shawn Walchef (@shawnpwalchef) talks with business leaders like Rob Dyrdek, Emeril Lagasse, Stratis Morfogen, Chris Comparato, Meredith Sandland, Jon Taffer, and more, about their secrets to Smartphone Storytelling, marketing, branding, and how to show up where customers are engaging online.

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Produced by Cali BBQ Media - https://content.calibbq.media

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