he than small luncheonette consisted of a counter and a few booths, has now flourished into a family owned enterprise which consist of: Sylvia's Restaurant in Harlem, Sylvia's Also, a full-service catering hall, Sylvia's Catering Corp., a nation-wide line of Sylvia's Food Products, two deliciously amazing cookbooks, and ATOC, Inc., a real estate firm.
Sylvia's unwavering vision, hard work, and determination was shared by her late husband Herbert Woods, and was instilled in their four children, Van, Bedelia, Kenneth, and Crizette, who together with their children manage this family enterprise. To-date there are three generations of the Woods family working tirelessly, to ensure that their familyÕs business continues to make strides over the next forty-three years.
In keeping with the strong family values and support system that empowered Sylvia, in 2001, The Woods family created the Sylvia and Herbert Woods Scholarship Endowment Foundation. The SHWF disburses 4-year partial scholarships to children of and around the Harlem community. Sylvia's philosophy has always been "each one teach, teach one and remember to love and be kind, and the response you receive in return will be priceless.