Owner: Fernay McPherson
Phone: (415) 273-9340
Catering: Yes! Click here to learn more about the catering program of La Cocina.
About Minnie Bell’s: Born and raised in the Fillmore and Western Addition, San Francisco, Fernay McPherson cooks Soul satisfying Food, like the first dish her mom taught her to make at nine years old: Mac n’ Cheese. Soul Food is a term used to describe the flavorful food African Americans have been cooking for generations, including her late grandmother Lillie Bell and great aunt Minnie who inspired her to start cooking and found Minnie Bell’s Catering. Minnie Bell’s will sell southern sandwiches (“soul sandwiches”), sides and soups, including Fernay’s specialty: gumbo full of chicken, shrimp and turkey sausage served over rice. Minnie Bell’s goal is to have a mobile food truck in the Historic Fillmore Jazz District within the next year. Keep an eye out, MUNI riders, you might bump into Fernay, as she currently works as a transit operator for the city of San Francisco.