Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in food and beverage but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Mechelle Slaughter, Founder of Tastes of Elation, located in Tuscaloosa, AL, USA.

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

Tastes of Elation brings the restaurant and bakery to you. We make luxurious from-scratch food. Our goal is to fill your tummy and tastes buds with happiness.

Tell us about yourself

I went through a dark time in my life, and food brought me through. I had no joy of my own, so I focused on bringing joy to others. Food is something that brings us all together. Being a successful chef is a direct result of what you put in. I am in control of my food and my destiny. Food is freedom to me.

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

Starting a business is my biggest accomplishment.

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

Adapting to an ever-changing world. Especially post COVID!

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 reinvent yourself.
  2. Be consistent.
  3. Don’t give up.

Where can people find you and your business?


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