Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in food services but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Brenda Johnson, Owner of Excellent Chef Services Of Orlando LLC., located in Davenport, FL, USA.

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

We provide catering and personal chef services, and upon request, we also provide meal preparation delivery. As well as craft services and catering for films and commercials. We specialize in regular, healthy, vegan, and vegetarian meals as well as sports meal preparation and planning. We focus on excellent food, excellent care, and excellent service.

Tell us about yourself

I was born and raised in Fort Worth, Texas, and recently moved to Florida. I have been in the restaurant and culinary industry for 16 years, working in various restaurants and the banquet industry. I also worked as a personal chef, caterer, and team chef and caterer for the Dallas WNBA Wings Basketball Team in Arlington, TX, and the Texas Legends Men's semi Pro basketball team in Frisco, TX.

We provide our clients with private and personal chef services and meal prep delivery in pre-packaged hot and cold meals for professional athletes and sports teams, families, individuals, and those busy on the go. We also sell our healthy all-natural protein bars and provide catering for small groups and corporate events for all special occasions where we believe in Excellent Food, Excellent Service, and Excellent Care.

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

My biggest accomplishment was being featured as a guest on Good Morning Texas, doing a cooking segment featuring my lasagna.

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

The hardest thing is marketing and branding, which is costly.

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

  1. Do your research, and don't be afraid to ask questions.
  2. Get a reliable mentor in business who you can trust.
  3. Stay focused on your goals in your business no matter what.

Where can people find you and your business?


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