The Success Cafe2024-03-26T07:24:07+00:00


Where Dreams Are Brewed With Love.

This innovative program is more than just a learning venture; it’s a platform for inspiring and nurturing adults and young talent within the culinary, food, and festival industries.

We believe that every dream, no matter how big or small, deserves a chance to flourish. Here, we do what we love and love what we do, ensuring that dreams are not just brewed but are cultivated, nurtured, and given every opportunity to become a reality. At ‘The Success Cafe,’ we commit to turning passion into purpose, guiding each individual on their unique journey towards achieving their dreams.

Jayda Atkinson’s life has been profoundly shaped by the world of culinary arts, entertainment, and hospitality. Her journey began in the heart of Uptown New Orleans, in a charming shotgun house, where her great-grandmother introduced her to what would become her lifelong passion and source of income. Being allowed to stir the pot was a pivotal moment, capturing the essence of cooking and serving. Food not only saved her life but also opened many doors—doors of purpose, leadership, service, and vision.

Driven by a deep-rooted love for entrepreneurship, entertainment, and culinary arts, and the significant impact these industries have had on her life, Jayda founded ‘The Success Cafe.’ Believing in the transformative power of education, mentorship, and hands-on experience, The Success Cafe’s mission is to provide teens and adults with the guidance and support needed to embark on or advance their careers.

The Success Cafe Adolescent Mentorship Program, divided into two tiers for students in grades 7 through 12, goes beyond teaching the ins and outs of the industry. Participants learn about teamwork, creativity, and the joy of serving others. They gain practical knowledge in running a cafe, including front-of-house and back-of-house operations, vendor relations, and developing their own food brands—crucial skills in today’s culinary landscape. The program also includes community service opportunities and inspirational field trips.

The Adult Mentoring Program at The Success Cafe is specifically tailored to meet the needs of mature individuals and professionals in the food, beverage, and festival industries. Offering comprehensive mentoring services, the program features quarterly workshops and webinars designed to enhance business acumen, culinary skills, and industry knowledge. These sessions are conducted by seasoned professionals and cover a range of topics from innovative culinary techniques to business strategy and sustainability in the festival circuit.

Participants also benefit from hands-on experiences, where they can apply their learning in real-world settings, fostering a deeper understanding and mastery of their craft. This practical approach ensures that adults not only gain theoretical knowledge but also develop the confidence and skills necessary to succeed in their respective fields.

Our vision at The Success Cafe is to create a safe, nurturing, and dynamic environment where individuals can explore their passions and talents. We believe that every dream, no matter how big or small, deserves a chance to flourish. At ‘The Success Cafe,’ dreams are not just brewed; they are cultivated, nurtured, and given every opportunity to become a reality.


Don’t miss a sip of the goodness that’s pouring from The Success Cafe by signing up to our newsletter. We promise you we won’t bother you by pouring to much tea (spam).



The Success Cafe Podcast

Listen. Subscribe. Share.

We want to hear from you! Do you have questions about turning your passion into a business, overcoming entrepreneurial challenges, or anything related to personal and professional growth? This is your chance to get personalized advice and insights. Submit your questions now, and be part of a community-driven conversation where your curiosities lead the way. Let’s dive into the topics that matter most to you and unlock the secrets to success together. Don’t miss this opportunity to contribute to the Success Cafe’s podcast and gain valuable insights tailored to your journey!

The Success Cafe

Listener questions

Please note that questions submitted will be randomly selected for discussion on the podcast. We value all your inquiries and look forward to the possibility of exploring your question on air. Thank you for contributing to the conversation at The Success Cafe!
Go to Top