Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in food services but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Rich Mancini, Owner of Chef Most Wanted, located in Chicago, IL, USA.

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

We are a Personal Chef/Catering company. Our customers are very influential and recognized people in all 4 states; some notable customers are Donnie Wahlberg & Jenny McCarthy. We also Cater to NBA and MLB.

Tell us about yourself

I got started fresh after realizing college was not my thing. I trained in Culinary School, opened my first restaurant at 26, and never looked back. I love what I do and also have a very great reputation to uphold.

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

Being in this business and never having to work for anyone but myself.

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

Responsibility for everything, everyone, and surviving the crazy world we live in today.

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

Be well funded, make sure you have a great product, and treat your employees well.

Is there anything else you'd like to share?

Just work hard and be honest.

Where can people find you and your business?


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