Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in food services but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Paige Damore, Founder of Buon Cibo LLC., located in Chicago, IL, USA.

What's your business, and who are your customers?

Buon Cibo is a personal chef and catering service for the Chicago and Chicagoland areas. We cater small weddings, work parties, etc., as well as offer personal chef services for your weekly meals or private dinner parties.

Tell us about yourself

I absolutely love to cook and see the smiles on my customers’ faces when I have prepared them something delicious to eat! I have a culinary arts and food business management degree in which I specialize in advanced wine and beverages. I’ve always wanted to be involved with food and learned my love of wine, beer, and spirits while in culinary school.

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

Starting my business and growing my clientele has been the most rewarding part of this entire journey.

What's one of the hardest things that come with being a business owner?

Being an entrepreneur has its challenges, but learning how to be the most successful and taking advantage of every opportunity is what helps me stay motivated to grow my business.

What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?

To be successful as a new business owner, make sure to do your research beforehand. Having all proper certifications and licenses will only make starting your business a smoother process. You also want to make sure this is a passion you have and will be something worth all of the hard work and effort you will put into it. Another important thing to remember is to spread the word you are in business as much as possible, and once the people know about you, your quality product or service will do the rest.

Where can people find you and your business?


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