- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
A phone call or texting is required to get a full understanding of the customers needs, the venue, timing and payment. After this discussion, I send the customer menu options through email or text with all the information that was discussed. The customer picks a menu and then I send an invoice. Leading up to the event, I stay available for changes and questions. After the event, I ask for final payment and an optional review.
- How did you get started doing this type of work?
I’ve been an entrepreneur since I was 16 years old. I’ve worked in many bakeries and restaurants over the last 16 years. I love working with food and making people smile. It has always felt like my creative outlet. I got my degree in nutrition to improve my knowledge of how the body processes food. I felt that it was finally time to start my own private catering services.
- Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
I catering a Friendsgiving for 33 people. Communication with the client was acceptional. We talked about many different menu possibilities and serving styles to determine what was best for her guests. After we came to a decision, there was one day of shopping and one day of prep. The third day was the day of the event. The food was finished in the client’s kitchen and served buffet style for her guests.