Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in food and beverage but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Daniel Odesanya & Cherie Chua, Founders of Luxe Bites, located in Los Angeles, CA, USA.
What's your business, and who are your customers?
Luxe Bites is a Los Angeles-based company that specializes in celebrating all special occasions with the enjoyment of luxurious charcuterie platters, gift boxes, and grazing tables. We started off in 2018 making charcuterie boards as a fun hobby for cocktail parties. Dazzled friends on social media and the inevitable rise in the charcuterie board trend allowed us to turn our passion into a service to spread love through the delivery of readily assembled charcuterie gift boxes and platters! Our charcuterie boards have become the new exciting trend and one of the best gift deliveries in LA to send to your loved ones.
Friends turned business partners, and we are the founders, creators, and driving force behind Luxe Bites LA. We realize that the best memories are the ones made around the dinner table! Combining our love for food, attention to detail, and our desire to bring a captivating and trendy service to the Los Angeles market— Luxe Bites LA was established. Our charcuterie boards and grazing table catering are a true taste of luxury. We pride ourselves in hand-curating delicious and Instagram-worthy charcuterie boards, platters, and grazing table spreads to suit every special occasion, such as weddings, anniversaries, beach picnics, birthdays, corporate functions, baby showers, engagement parties, and more!
Our charcuterie board and gift boxes deliver graciously for a unique appreciation gift, congratulations gift, sympathy gift, or a get-well-soon gift! Luxe Bites keeps you in check as we take care of your gifting and catering needs for all occasions and holidays, such as Valentine's Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's Eve, 4th of July, Mother's Day, Father's Day, and more! We look forward to bringing your charcuterie dreams to reality! We invite you to join the luxe lifestyle and try one of our scrumptious boxes today. Treat yourself .. You are worth it! Just like fine wine, our charcuterie will only continue to get better with time!
Tell us about yourself
Luxe Bites originated from a fun hobby of curating charcuterie boards at home while experimenting with different cheese and wine pairings. During the pandemic, restaurants were closed, and we realized that readily assembled charcuterie boards would be the perfect hassle-free date night to enjoy at home! With that, the inevitable realization that both of us had strengths in different areas of running a successful business led us to join forces and build a brand we aim will one day be a household name!
What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?
Within our first year in business, we were able to work repeatedly with many reputable companies such as Electronic Arts, Amazon, Netflix, Rolex, Sony, Apple, L'oreal, Cedar-Sinai, and more! Our boxes have reached private jets, executive offices as well as many well-known influencers.
What's one of the hardest things that comes with being a business owner?
One of the biggest challenges we have faced is letting go and trusting our staff members to lead the way! We recognize how crucial it is to hire reliable and hardworking people, but we continue to strive to improve our team culture and work environment so we can all continue to learn and grow together!
What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?
- Nothing is done overnight, so keep pushing and working hard!
- Dream BIG, and it will only motivate you to achieve things you never thought were possible.
- Learn to delegate; you can't do everything!!
Where can people find you and your business?
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