Category Archives: News Bites

GMA3 Features Cocoa Chili

On April 2, 2021, GMA3 featured Cocoa Chili Restaurant & Catering on their noon CST broadcast. The What You Need To Know segment is titled, ‘Business coach cooks up a secret sauce for success: Chicago entrepreneur Niquenya Collins now works for Cocoa Chili Foods.’ Check out the ABC 7 segment and Owner & Executive Chef […]

Real Chat Daddy Show Feature

On Tuesday, March 30th, Owner and Executive Chef Niquenya Collins was featured on The Real Chat Daddy Show in celebration of Women’s History Month and Chicago Restaurant Week. The show, ran by Art “Chat Daddy” Sims, covers all the top news and entertainment stories of the day and all the latest COVID-19 statistics. According to […]

Chicago Restaurant Week 2021

Chicago Restaurant Week is back this year running from Friday, March 19th through Sunday, April 4th and Cocoa Chili Restaurant & Catering will be participating to serve up our Afro-Caribbean-Soul fanfare with a sweet and spicy flair! Throughout the duration of this annual promotional event, diners can enjoy special prix fixe menus from restaurants throughout […]

Meal Prep & Delivery Now Available

You’ve asked and now we’re answering with a new option for meal prep and delivery! Now you can have our delicious Afro-Caribbean-Soul fare with a sweet and spicy flair delivered directly to your doorstep at home. Our founder and Executive Chef, Niquenya, has joined the Shef program that kicked off today in Chicago. Meal prep, […]

Time Out Chicago Thinks We’re #1

We are so excited to announce that we have been rated number one in the best new restaurants to check out by Time Out Chicago! The article features 30 different new restaurants that have hit the scene recently and Cocoa Chili appears at the top of the list with the accompanying blurb… “The best new […]

Love Fridge Feeding the Community

At close of business on Friday, February 5th, we partnered with West Town Feeds to provide meals for a few of The Love Fridge locations in our local community. We stocked the Humboldt Park and Palmer Square fridges with our signature Cocoa Chili and our authentic Jamaican Jerk Chicken and Senegalese Poulet Yassa dinners. Every […]

ABC 7 Chicago News Segment

On Monday, February 1st, we launched our brand new, 100% black- and woman-owned restaurant with a special segment by Tanja Babich on ABC 7 Chicago midday news in the 11 AM hour. ABC 7 Chicago has started a new segment called “Small Business Boost” that highlights minority and woman-owned businesses in Chicago. The segment featured […]

Grand Opening February 1st!

After many long days and nights, we are excited to finally announce our grand opening! We will be officially opening our doors for pickup orders via our website on Monday, February 1, 2021. Our hours will be from 2 PM to 8 PM CST with pickup available beginning at 4 PM CST. You can place […]

Support our Crowdfunding Campaign

Please consider a contribution to our iFundWomen crowdfunding campaign. Any support you can provide is greatly appreciated! We are raising money to offset our startup costs so we can spend more time and attention building up our Table Talk empowerment series to achieve our mission to expose our community to unique, sustainably-sourced, educational foodie experiences […]