Join the Southern Food & Beverage Museum as we host Mignon Francois, Founder and CEO of The Cupcake Collection (TCC) for a sampling and discussion. The popular Nashville cupcake shop serves delicious homemade treats in the welcoming purple cottage, and the flavors change daily.
The program begins at 2 PM in the Rouses Culinary Innovation Center by Jenn-Air, samples are first come first serve. Free with museum admission.
About the Chef
Using her “Follow Your Spirit” approach, Mignon Francois developed an iconic flavor that drew lines and attention to the hip nature of her Historic Germantown neighborhood that hadn’t seen this concept developed prior. The success of TCC thereby became icing on the cake amongst the existing North Nashville restauranteurs that would ignite a new movement to the area for other business concepts that might not otherwise have considered doing business in North Nashville.
Since planting its roots in 2008, Mignon’s business savvy has earned her the titles of “Woman of Legend and Merit” by Tennessee State University “Emerging Business Leader of the Year” and the most recent Black Enterprise Magazine “Family Business of the Year Award.” Prior to her career at TCC, Mignon was a Household Manager and mother of 6 plus 1. A NOLA girl from the core and die hard Charter School enthusiast, she lends her talent as a Nashville community cheerleader and entrepreneur to both the Nashville Convention and Visitors Corporation and to Republic Charter Schools as a board member. Mignon is an alumnus of Xavier University in New Orleans and received her Bachelor of Science Degree from Houston Baptist University in 1999. While she obtained her M.B.A. from the School of Hard Knocks, she is currently working on an accredited one from Lipscomb University.