Roots for the Soul


Anne, Joy, and I support all types of families in the Twin Cities. We want to help empower our fellow residents of the Twin Cities. So in an effort to be an ally to people of color, Family Fun Twin Cities is dedicated  to highlighting a BIPOC Business of the Month in the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro area. 

March’S BIPOC BUSINESS OF THE MONTH: Roots for the Soul

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What is the beginning of Roots for the Soul?

Roots for the Soul provides real food to real people. Using regenerative and sustainable cooking techniques to provide quality food that is flavorful and nutritious. Food that is good for your mind, body and soul.

Chef Helen Pang began cooking at a young age, growing up with a grandfather who was a chemist, she was fascinated by the science behind food. She put her food dreams on hold while at university, and starting her corporate career. Enough was enough, in 2018, she left her full-time career and took a leap of faith moving to Denver, CO to participate in a program that focused on culinary arts with a holistic approach. Launching Roots for the Soul in January of 2020, and has not looked back.

What is your favorite element of your business?

 I love the process of cooking; the planning, shopping, prepping, creating, and eating. When I get to share this process with my client’s it is exceptional. Knowing that I am helping my client’s enjoy healthy, delicious meals with their families warms my heart.

What has been your biggest hurdle?

Launching my business the same year COVID-19 decided to say hello. It forced me to restructure my entire business plan less than 6-months after going-live. Finding new, innovative ways to feed, teach and connect with people. COVID-19 has been a huge hurdle, but it has also challenged me to pivot and reinvent myself in new ways.
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What's one memory that makes you laugh?

At 18 I knew I wanted to be a chef, my parents urged me to continue university. At 25, a UMN graduate, and successful project manager, I left my full-time role to pursue food. My mom laughs now, but I think at 18 she wasn’t ready and wanted to cry.

What Legacy do you want to leave?

I want to show the community that everyone deserves good food. Food is personal, and I am here to help people improve their lives with thoughtful, delicious food.

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