Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in food and beverage but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Wouter Schipper, owner of Chef Lekker, located in Vancouver, BC, Canada.

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

Chef Lekker is a private chef catering service. We specialize in private parties in homes or businesses. With our tailor-made menus, we can offer a flexible service for smaller parties.

Tell us about yourself

I've been cooking up a storm all over the world for the last 18 years. Now Vancouver is my home. I found a job that matches my personality and love making other people happy.

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

I made myself a system that works efficiently and flexible to cater for any event I take on.

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

I find it hard to balance when to save, invest or splurge my profits.

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

  1. Don't be afraid to change your company in a way to be more successful.
  2. Know when to say no thank you.
  3. Get to know your target market and always be on the lookout for new income streams.

Where can people find you and your business?


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