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Mimi Palmer
CEO / Founder
Mama Yaya's

Mama Yaya's began in 2017 in Atlanta, GA, when CEO/Founder Mimi Palmer was unemployed and seeking ways to generate income over the holiday season. Her joy of cooking and making desserts led her to make Peach and Blackberry Cobblers, Lemon cakes from scratch, and banana pudding our of her home to sell. She was challenge by a colleague to produce a Lavender and Key Lime Banana Pudding to accompany the Lavender lemonades her colleague produced and sold. Mimi accepted the challenge and produced both the Lavender and Key Lime Banana Puddings in addition to the development of Mama Yaya's, and many other delicious flavors.

As a little girl, Mimi spent time in the kitchen with her Mother Shirley and Grandmother Mildred in Queens, New York watching and helping them prepare meals and desserts for the family especially during the holiday seasons. She also spent many summers in Big Piney Grove, NC with her Great Aunt Hanna learning how to make cobblers and cakes from scratch. She learned from all three women how to take her time and pour love into every meal and dessert she prepared. She is grateful for the ability to create desserts that make people happy, smile, sing, and dance in their seats while eating.

Mama Yaya's gives back to the community through a portion of the proceeds going to the Darious J White Memorial Foundation serving high school and college students with financial assistance through scholarship funding for books, housing, and tuition. In addition, volunteering with the Girls Who Brunch Tour and the National Black MBA Leaders of Tomorrow Atlanta Chapter in Atlanta, GA. For more information on these nonprofit organizations, please visit their websites:

"My desserts make people happy"


Banana pudding is a classic American dessert that has been enjoyed for generations. This delicious treat consists of layers of vanilla wafers, sliced ripe bananas, and creamy vanilla pudding, topped with a generous dollop of whipped cream. The dessert can be served chilled, making it a refreshing treat on a warm day, or as a comforting indulgence on a cold evening.

Banana pudding is a popular dessert at family gatherings, potlucks, and picnics. Its sweet, creamy, and fruity flavors make it a crowd-pleaser that is sure to satisfy any sweet tooth. With its simple yet delicious ingredients and easy preparation, banana pudding is a perfect dessert for any occasion. Whether you're hosting a party or looking for a tasty dessert to enjoy at home, banana pudding is a dessert that will not disappoint.


Everything I do, I do for all of you.
Love, Light, Peace, and Joy

Shirley A. Chestnutt-McGuire

01/04/1953 - 03/13/2016

The Mama of Mama Yaya's

Mildred B. Chestnut

11/25/1932 - 9/7/2021

The Yaya of Mama Yaya's

Oldest Son
Darious J. White

11/10/93 - 05/21/21

Youngest Son
Darrien White

This Ain't Your Grandmother's ordinary
Banana Pudding

View Mama Yaya's Unique Banana Pudding choices ranging from The Classic to Georgia Peach Amaretto to our seasonal specialty Lavender


2 oz. Mini
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