Name of Your Business
Home Plate Advantage Personal Chef Services
How Does Your Work Enable You to Connect to and Fulfill Your Life Purpose/Passion?
By cooking for my clients and offering variety daily.
Who Is Your Ideal Client and Why?
Couples, singles and empty nesters, dual income or retired who either have no time, no desire or no ability due to health to cook for themselves, or prefer to enjoy their entertaining without being in the kitchen.
What Unique Offerings Do You Provide?
Weekly meals services that are customized for each client as well as dinner parties, brunches, in home dining experiences, cooking lessons.
Who Was Your Role Model Growing Up? How Did That Person’s Actions Impact You?
My dad, as he worked hard, but always put family first. He was kind, patient and business saavy. He knew how to laugh, loved life and taught me to have no fear in the kitchen.
Favorite Place to Escape and Refuel?
Quiet, beautiful, great food locales, either beach mountains or international locales. I need somewhere to unplug completely to recharge, but like to stay somewhat active.
Top 3 Ways to Treat Yourself to Self-Care?
3. Great communities of supportive friends and fellow small business owners.
How Do You Express Yourself Creatively?
Last Memorable Book You Read and Why?
For fiction I have been into Lisa Jewell who has the ability to tell a story on two timelines, then masterfully brings it all together in the end. Business books include Mel Robbins, Profit First, and a book about the psychology of color and how it affects our choices in life.
Favorite Movie and Why?
Birdcage with Robin Williams because it ALWAYS makes me laugh.
“Go to” Quote or Mantra that Grounds You?
This may be rude, but “suck it up buttercup” can snap me out of a “can’t do” or “poor me” funk. We all need to take a breath and keep going as business owners, and my sarcastic humor appreciate this phrase and makes me smile enough to move forward.
Accomplishment Are You Most Proud of?
Growing my business through the recession and recently covid.
Best Lesson Learned in Life So Far?
Listen! We never know where pearls of wisdom will come from, what tid bit or interesting person will enter your life and teach you something new.
Advice to Younger Self?
Be brave and just do it. It doesn’t matter what everyone else thinks, you are stronger than you know.
What Do You Love Best About Yourself (physical trait or personality characteristic) and Why?
Calm under pressure, professionalism. This is a trait that has served me well through business and so many have said it is so relaxing to have me cook for them. My friends know I won’t judge or get mad, that I appreciate honesty and can see the positive in almost any situation.
Any Advice for Women Considering Joining the SheBreathes Collaborative?
As I am brand new, I am still learning about the community, but this is a different style of networking for me and already feel it will be beneficial. SO my advice – be open to new ideas, new opportunities and go out and meet someone new. Again you never know where life will take you.
Any Message You Have for Our Community?
I look forward to getting to know you, learn how we can work together, and certainly gain a better understanding of the services available at the Collaborative.
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I am happy to offer free consultations for any service you might be interested in, as well as menu planning services and celebration.