Starting a business is not as hard as one thinks, and with catering, all I need besides my pots, pans, knives, and right hand assistant, is a reliable gadget. I have no money for sales and event coordinators, etc, so I have to wear many hats in executing events for Coco Cooks. A typical inquiry comes over via email from my website, I check my email, set up a time to talk, write-up a proposal, negotiate fine points, and show up. With the LG Intuition it makes all so easy. I can market my successes via social media, reply in lightning speed to clients, save excel documents with costs on Polaris Office, take pretty good pictures on the fly, save recipes on my Evernote account,calculate, make lists, send texts to staff about event details, run credit cards on Square,etc…. Get the drift? I think this is just the tip of the iceberg, and if I had the time I could find countless more uses.
This week I had the opportunity to cater for another Consul General, that’s two Consul General clients now. This was a sit down dinner for 15 people in a fabulous duplex penthouse overlooking the lake and city of Chicago. Being a start-up , I rely on my right hand, my cousin Inda, and friends to help me out. And boy did they help out. After plating the main the main course we had ourselves a high-five behind the kitchen doors. It’s a great feeling to hire my friends and give them new experiences as we all in the process of reinventing ourselves. It’s this spirit that attracted our latest client to us. They liked not only our food, but self-starting spirit, and team work.All that positive energy shows in our food. I hope you had a blessed Thanksgiving. I know I did.
Here was the Menu for the latest event.
The winner of the Walmart Give away is….
Her biggest mishap was:
My biggest mishap was not having all the food done at the same time. So now, I do as much preparation that I possibly can the night before and I also have everything (cans, bowls, etc) set out for the next day!
Disclosure: I am participating in the Verizon Wireless Midwest Savvy Gourmets program and have been provided with a wireless device and six months of service in exchange for my honest opinions about the product.