We had the good fortune of connecting with Joyce Ratcliff and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Joyce, maybe we can start at the very start – the idea – how did you come up with the idea for your business?
For years I’ve been cooking and feeding people. It’s just something I love doing. Once I started catering and selling lunch plates from home I knew it would be a career for me.

Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I love caring and taking care of others. I’m a cook at heart. It’s not a job with me because I love doing it. My job as a healthcare provider comes next. I care for others naturally. I want everyone to be happy. My family says I see the good in everyone. That’s true because I know that there is good in us all. I believe everyone deserves chances in life. We may not get it at first and may not get it the second time. But one thing for sure is people do change and deserve forgiveness and another chance at life. 3 Sistas Kitchen is built on a new beginning. It took me years to get my life together. If you truly want it and have faith it will happen in your season.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I love gatherings so out of one of those days I’d for sure have a cook out. Seafood is my thing when I go out to eat. Plus I’d for sure have to cook them a soul food meals from 3 Sistas.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I’d like to give my recognition to my family and close friends. Always loving my food and giving me the encouragement to go after my dreams. I want to add shout out and add recognition to my son Henry Russell in his barbering career, my grandson Trenton Russell in his design of clothing  BirthVision Apparel, my grandson Micah Russell on  his photography business, my nephew Joseph Russell in his marketing business with Tru Insight Marketing and my nephew Vance Dixon with  business AMR which is a black owned flee market on Sundays and a place to have parties or any type of event.

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