About Us

Company Profile

We are Plum Good Limited Liability Company, a purposeful minority & women owned Certified Business Enterprise (CBE) dedicated to generating stable incremental growth in revenue, diversification of food products & services, and heightened East of the Anacostia River community health and socio-economic enhancement.

Plum Good locally produces, discriminately sources and proudly brings to market the highest quality culinary and restorative spices, herbs and tea blends available. Our mission is to help bring flavorful nutrition available to our customers.  We make All Natural rubs and blends, teas, jams and sauces. Our seasoning collection was created with unique ready to use herb and spice combinations, a whole bunch of love and a little bit of magic to enhance, not overpower the flavor, aroma, taste and appearance of your meals. In short…     

We Make Delicious Eassssy!

From mouthwatering “Down Home”  favorites to delectable international cuisine our seasonings, teas and sauces will help you to make Magic in your kitchen - every time you cook.           

Behind the Brand

 

 

 “GREAT MEALS are like music, love and laughter – universally cherished and genuinely appreciated."

- Angela Mbodj, Chief Spice Officer and Culinary Flavor Maker

 

 

 

Angela Mbodj is the Chief Spice Officer and Culinary Flavor Maker.  A love for diverse people, globetrotting, gardening, cooking and exploring the culinary and wellness uses of spices and herbs around the world played a large role in her professional pursuits; but it started far before that!  “Listen” to her personal reflections.

“Growing up in my house hospitality and food preparation equaled family togetherness and fun! As kids, we were often allowed, even encouraged to cook. Have you ever made a syrup sandwich or vanilla snow cream? My siblings and I took creativity to a whole new level. Experimentation was good fun!"

Moreover, our kitchen, as with most cultures around the world, was the epicenter of family life. Childhood memories of family togetherness plus a love for people, travel, gardening, international spices, cultures and cuisines fueled the passion to create Plum Good!

We retail and wholesale a globally sourced and locally created variety of spices, herbs, teas, sauces and snacks. Plum Good creates fabled flavors and curates healthy delicious recipes; bringing people of the world closer, one kitchen at a time. Wherever I have traveled throughout the world food sufficiency has been a unifier."

Our Story

Founder, Angela Chester-Johnson’s love and passion for culinary exploration started in her early family life and continued as a hobby for many years. She casually created meals for family and friends as she explored ways of creating new tastes to answer a question once asked of her, “Can you make healthy food taste good?” She continued with these creations until she encountered new sources of inspiration while traveling to Africa for work.

Angela’s position at an international policy and advocacy firm enabled her to visit Africa on many occasions. While visiting the continent, she quickly became fascinated by the variety and uniqueness of the indigenous teas, herbs and recipes used for cooking, beauty and wellbeing. She was inspired by how some cultures weaved unique flavors into their foods without sacrificing health. This exposure planted the seed for Angela to one day create her own food product line in America. That seed was shelved as Angela had to continue with the career that afforded her these experiences but, while working, her hobby was slowly transforming into a skill.

In March 2011 an opportunity was born as Angela transitioned out of her international policy work. She now had the greenlight she had been hoping for and it was a no-brainer to proceed with turning her hobby into her reality. Coincidentally, at the same time, a friend suggested that she visit a nearby farmers market to showcase her foods and spices. With this set of aligned events, Plum Good LLC was born and opened its stall at the The CHoPS Farmer’s Market in the Ronald Raegan Courtyard in Washington DC. Angela quickly became known as the “Spice Lady” and the stall became a lunch destination for many people and businesses in the area.

Since its inception and debut at the farmers market, Plum Good has grown to be a recognized brand in the food space. It now offers a product line that include spices, tea, tea infusers, sauces and jams shipped via an online delivery platform. The business model has also expanded to include the culinary education classes “The Story of Spice” and “The Art of Tea”, a “Spice is Right” subscription box, gourmet “Hot Pops” spiced popcorn, and “Full Flavor” catering. Plum Good’s products have been distributed in multiple food retailers and restaurants in Washington DC. Most recently Plum Good was awarded an exclusive space at the Washington DC Event & Sports Arena.

Our goal is to create fabled flavors and delicious recipes that bring the people of the world closer, one kitchen at a time. Our mission is to deliver the highest quality teas, spices, herbs, and culinary products in the world.  We exist to provide impeccable service, sought after products, and culinary & nutritional education creating a loyal satisfied customer base.