Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in food and beverage but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Priscila Stuart, founder of Cook Eat Live Happy with Priscila, located in Montreal, QC, Canada.

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

Cook Eat Live Happy with Priscila is all about making the kitchen the happiest space in every home. That process usually starts with getting organized, from setting up the kitchen to having a well-stocked pantry to planning out meals. Once you are well organized, the fun really begins with hands-on classes (in person or online) that are designed to build confidence while elevating your skill sets. Within a few short weeks, you will have the confidence and creativity to expand your recipe repertoire and start exploring the world through food!

Tell us about yourself

Hi there, my name is Priscila Stuart, and I am a cooking teacher & recipe developer from Montreal, Canada. My culinary education began in my grandmother's kitchens before I was old enough to go to school. While studying and working in visual communications for over a decade, I honed my passion for food, entertaining & teaching at every chance I could find. In fact, most of my weekends were spent teaching friends how to cook and also experimenting with ingredients to create delicious recipes.

In late 2017, I left my corporate career to launch "Priscila's Kitchen" a small home-based teaching business. Shortly thereafter, I became the official baking teacher and spokesperson of The Redpath Baking School web series, where I taught groups of amateur bakers how to personalize classic recipes and master baking techniques. 2018 also allowed me to dabble in blogging as a guest contributor for several renowned blogs like Stokes Stores, GlobalGlow & Étymologie.

I wholeheartedly believe the art of food preparation connects us to the land and each other, which is why I am excited to now expand my services to the online community. Welcome to, my new platform for learning, sharing, and making the kitchen a happy place!

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

My biggest accomplishment is the impact my services have on my clients. Seeing them take control and blossom into great home chefs is rewarding beyond anything else in the business.

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

Being a solopreneur and wearing all those hats at once can be overwhelming at times. I've learned to surround myself with a strong community and especially find key players that can help me with tasks that are not my strong suit.

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

  1. Learn to collaborate. Collaborations have shaped my business in ways that a business plan could never do.
  2. Done is better than perfect. Often times perfectionism will get in the way of accomplishing tasks and advancing your goals. Learn to set realistic standards and focus on progress over perfection.
  3. Keep learning. Even the experts continue to expand their competencies. Plus, a curious mindset allows for creative thinking and problem solving, which will always serve you in business.

Is there anything else you'd like to share?

Cooking can be fun, even a stress reliever. Let's cook together!

Where can people find you and your business?


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