Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in food service but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Anthony Blakey, Owner of ChefTonyTone, located in Orlando, FL, USA.

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

I’m a personal chef that serves locals, tourists, and people all over the world.

Tell us about yourself

I first started my business two years ago, during Covid. I began doing small dinners for tourists visiting Disney. I soon began cooking for locals and more high-end clients. My daughter and family motivate me every day to keep going. I always say I’m doing this for everyone that loves me.

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

My biggest accomplishment is being the most sought-after chef in Orlando and coming in 2nd place to a Michelin Star chef in a cooking competition.

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

Time away from my family and missing functions.

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

  1. Invest!
  2. Love what you do before selling it.
  3. Treat it as your baby.

Where can people find you and your business?




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