Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in food services but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Chef Ju'von, Founder of Chef Ju'von's Personal Chef Services, located in Sanford, FL, USA.
What's your business, and who are your customers?
Our business is a luxury Personal Chef and Catering business. We strive for our elevated customer service and pride ourselves on elevated services. Our customer is one who appreciates luxury.
Tell us about yourself
With a southern background in Greenville, SC- born and raised in New York. Award-Winning Celebrity Chef and owner of Chef Ju'von's Personal Chef Services is thrilled to give back by way of sharing Kidney Failure Awareness in which he is a product of what we call "A Miracle in God's Eye" of a successful Kidney Transplant 14 years and is now medicine free six years. My abstract spin on food comes from various cultures and ethnic backgrounds.
Not only am I an Award-Winning Celebrity Chef of the Year, but I have worked with many celebrities such as Rick Ross, Angela Yee of the Breakfast Club, RnB sensation Bad Boy Total, Erica Mena (Love & Hip Hop), Duchess (VH1's Black Ink), retired NFL player Corey Graham, some of the NBA players in the Bubble like Kyle Kuzma, JaVale Mcgee from the L. A Lakers, and in Orlando, Laron Profit, where Chef has been able to provide meals for on several occasions, but just to name a few. I have also been seen on All Nations Radio morning show, the Michael Colyar Morning show, Good Morning Orlando, WKMG-TV News 6 and WFTV News 9 in Orlando, and Sisaundra Show & The Low Down with Comedian James Yon, just to name a few.
Each day goes by, and I see so many chefs/cooks delivering services, but it's not of eggcellence. I am striving to show people what truly catering is all about. It's not just if you can cook and or burn; it's to eggcellent services and personality.
What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?
Our biggest accomplishments as business owners are first starting it during the pandemic and surviving it. Another is being chosen over how many to cook for the NBA Bubble and able to give back to the needy as well. We are able to offer jobs and help people that are less fortunate than we are.
What's one of the hardest things that come with being a business owner?
One of the hardest things that come with being a business owner is learning the administrative side of the business and mastering it. If you don't have your admin side of the business intact or organized, you are doomed for destruction.
What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?
Three of the top tips I would offer for anyone looking to start a successful business are to find a mentor in which we do have a mentorship program, study to show thy self-approval, and lastly, do not take any and every job below your standards. All money isn't good money.
Is there anything else you'd like to share?
We travel and serve the U.S and abroad. We look forward to serving you with eggcellence one day.
Where can people find you and your business?
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