Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in food and beverage but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Parinya Loptson, Owner and Executive Chef of Ban Chok Dee Thai Cuisine Ltd. and Food by Fanta, located in British Columbia, Canada.

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

Thai Restaurants and inspired cuisine.

Tell us about yourself

I really enjoy cooking and learning about the culture of different foods. I love entertaining friends and family with food, so everyone agreed that I should start my restaurant. And now, we just opened our newest 4th sister!

I am fortunate enough to get a chance to do what I love, and I love what I do very much! I'm extremely happy to see our guests have the biggest smiles and satisfaction with our food. That keeps the team and me moving forward every day!

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

Our biggest accomplishment has to be that we serve our community both as a food provider and employer. And also grow and support our community economy.

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

The biggest challenge as the business owner is to find staff for this kind of ethnic cuisine and also that the price of food supplies has increased so much.

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

1. Build a business plan.

2. Make sure you love it.

3. Learn new things and update yourself regularly.

Is there anything else you'd like to share?

  1. Put 💯 percent in everything you do.
  2. Do not be afraid of failure. Make sure you get back up and keep going:)

Don’t give up! Cheers!!

Where can people find you and your business?



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