$10,000 Own Bahamas 2018 Recipient
Conch ‘N Cone Food Truck
Ms. Nikita Kenny- Conch ‘N Cone Food Truck-Receives the OWN Bahamas and Atlantis Grant
Bahamian entrepreneur Nikita Kenny launched Conch’n Cone, fork free, conch bites, hand tossed in nine different flavors and served in a waffle cone.
Who is Nikita Kenny?
Born on March 8, 1989, in New Providence, Bahamas, Nikita Kenny had a typical middle-class childhood. Her father, Godfrey Kenny spent nearly half-century as an entrepreneur. Her mother, Brenda Kenny, born in Eleuthera with phenomenal culinary skills is where she inherited her creativity with a twist.
Like her father and mother, Nikita displayed a tenacity for making a deal and carving out a better life for herself. As a teenager, she sold many bath and body works and worked in sales and concierge services.
Nikita’s go-getter attitude extended to the classroom as well. She studied at BIFS and College of The Bahamas known as University of the Bahamas where she obtained her Financial Services and Accountant Qualifications.
In 2014, she ventured into the restaurant business where she was a co-founder of Bon Appetit Restaurant. In such a competitive and over saturated field, she grew a determination for success and a passion for unique cuisine. Her tenure in the field awarded her with the skills needed to orchestrate the first ever Bahamian fork free flavored conch in a waffle cone.
She believes that the visual presentation should be appealing to the eye as well as the palate and her goal is to continue to build a successful franchise with Conch’N Cone. It’s a “Bahamian Ting” defined by flavor and will certainly be enjoyed both locally and internationally.
At any given opportunity, you will find her enjoying a new experience and traveling the world. It is extremely important to her that she ensures that she lives her life and not just merely exist within it.