Ederique Goudia is bringing that New Orleans flavor to Detroit’s West Village community as the co-owner of Gabriel Hall, an upcoming Creole restaurant, bar, and music venue. At the intersection of food, music, and culture, Gabriel Hall’s mission will also focus on environmental and community-centered stewardship and to be an advocate for those that make up Detroit’s good food community.
A Louisiana native with over 15 years of restaurant industry experience, Ederique understands the many challenges that food entrepreneurs face, which is why she co-founded In the Business of Food, LLC. IBF Detroit is a consulting agency that aids food entrepreneurs by providing guidance on pressing issues like funding, marketing, and scaling.
Ederique’s commitment and passion for a more healthy, fair, sustainable, and equitable economy in Detroit extends into her work as a program associate for FoodLab Detroit, a non-profit organization that provides under-represented food entrepreneurs with tools and resources to grow and scale a values-based food business. In this role, Ederique executes workshops and events to support and educate FoodLab’s network of diverse locally-owned food businesses. As a result of her work with the community, emerging restaurateur, and entrepreneur, Ederique is regularly sought out to speak on the experiences of women of color in Detroit’s food scene.