Hi I'm Rozi,
As a six year old child in Liberia, I’d help my grandmother cooking in her restaurant after school. I was mesmerized at the flavors and scents that surrounded me each day. I was determined to learn the use of the herbs and techniques passed down from her mother and grandmother as they journeyed from the shores of Africa to Barbados, to South Carolina and back to Liberia. They and my mom were my teachers on my journey as a young immigrant girl helping to prepare family dinners in the United States. Their legacy was my inspiration as I journeyed back to Liberia as a young woman to explore the flavors I’ve always known to be my home. In 2018 I founded Rozi Sweets and Savories as a culmination of my family’s journey with food. Our flavors are packed with a legacy and love of cooking, a hint of Caribbean spice a splash of southern influences and the richness and authenticity of an African home
As a young African girl growing up in America, family celebrations were key. Birthdays could be midweek or weekends, we piled in the car to show up. There were no excuses of “I’m busy working” or “I’m tired” we would be there for each other. We thrived and flourished on the laughter, the food and family. Of course THE CAKE was a huge part of these gatherings and it even found it’s way wrapped in many different pieces of foil paper to enjoy at home.
Baking and cooking was always my way of connecting with family and friends. RoziSweets began out of the love of food and sharing. The moments we have together can be cherished and sustained for a lifetime. Let’s remember to show up for our family and friends. Savor these moments.