It is a downright sin to miss Mrs. O’s Sunday Brunch. The most recent red-carpeted brunch hosted by celebrity chef Mrs. O of Real Cooks Kitchen was a joyful and memorable event—think Thanksgiving in the Bahamas!
Mrs. O, aka Orneary Conley, is known as the church-lady-celebrity-chef, blessing the stomachs of the late John Witherspoon, Mary Mary, DC Young Fly, the Minnesota Vikings, and the Timberwolves, just to name a few.
Not only does she serve celebrities, but once you’ve had the opportunity to get to know her, it is not lost that Mrs. O herself has celebrity status. At the recent brunch, the combination of a tropical theme, celebrity appearances, and a lively atmosphere created a truly unique and enjoyable experience for all guests.
Mrs. O made the experience accessible, offering two sessions at 11:30 a.m. for morning Saints and 2 p.m. for those of us coming after church or sleeping off Saturday.
The August 13 brunch featured the greatest hits by the one and only Walter “Q Bear” Banks from KMOJ. Shed G, “Madea #2” Tyler Perry stuntman and “Christian Comedian of the Year,” racked up frequent flyer miles just to grace the stage for his friend Mrs. O.
And grace the stage Shed G. did with jokes and tales rooted in the valleys of Mississippi, the soul of Dallas, and a little Minnesota Nice sprinkled in. The presence of the comedian was a highlight as the guests were treated to an exceptional show.
Hosting the event was Nyla Harris of Nyla Harris LLC, and Mrs. O herself took the stage multiple times, showcasing her charming and funny personality.
As stated, it felt like Thanksgiving, and what does Thanksgiving bring? A time with family and Mrs. O’s was present and accounted for—from her husband, Teron Conley, stealing last-minute tastes, to her twin daughters double checking that every plate was brought out beautifully and the guests’ trash was collected from tables.
It’s evident that Mrs. Ornery poured her heart and soul into every aspect of the event, beginning with the delectable food. Alexa, play Shirley Ceasar’s “Greens, beans, potatoes, tomatoes, chicken, turkey… You name it!”
But don’t forget the macaroni and cheese. Every single person said that cheesy bake was a showstopper.
The “Mrs. O Experience” is one of abundance: She honored birthdays, put a spotlight on businesses, and made genuine connections with attendees. This level of dedication and care truly made the event stand out. It’s a testament to the power of bringing people together to celebrate, connect, and create beautiful memories.
In the words of Orneary’s taste-tester and proud best friend Pebbles, “If you weren’t there, make sure you are there for the next event.”
Mark your calendars today, pick out your red-carpet-worthy outfit, and call your brunch mates for the next Mrs. O Sunday Brunch set for September 24, from 2- 6 p.m. at the St. Paul Event Center, located at 400 Wabasha St. N., St. Paul.
For more info, visit bit.ly/MrsOSeptBrunch.