Khadija B. Wallace
Khadija B. Wallace, President, Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti U.S. Black Chamber of Commerce. As an authority on the business of culinary artistry, Khadija B. Wallace, is the Founder and CEO of Joyful Treats Catering, LLC., a company that provides Catering, Party Planning, Creative Culinary Instructions and Retail Specialty Foods. Her clients include the National Football League, Google, Detroit Yacht Club, Ann Arbor Sparks, Eastern Michigan University and the United Negro College Foundation. Ms.
Wallace’s commitment to meeting the catering needs of her clients stems from a passion inspired by her family. Growing up in a multi-generational household of great cooks in Alabama, she soon learned that there is no substitute for fresh ingredients and careful preparations.
Ms. Wallace currently serves as the Chairwoman of the Michigan Black Chamber of Commerce (MBCC) Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Charter. As one of the leaders for the Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti U.S. Black Chamber of Commerce, her vision is to continue to educate Washtenaw County’s diverse businesses based on the MBCC’s Five Pillars of Service: (1). Advocacy; (2). Access to Capital; (3). Chamber Resources; (4).
Entrepreneurship and (5). Training and Contracting and Procurement. Ms. Wallace is committed to preserve a positive role model for the up and coming African American owned businesses in Washtenaw County.
Having worked in managerial positions in food, finance, collegiate and entertainment industries, Ms. Wallace brings over 25 years of professional experience. Her professional affiliations include the National Restaurant Association, Detroit Metro Conventions & Visitors Bureau, and the Michigan Food and Beverage Associations. In addition, she is currently serves as the Community Chair Member for the Washtenaw Food Policy Council and a supporting Food Columnist for the Detroit Smart Pages.