Tuesday, August 20, 2013

I'm Headed in the Right Direction

Over the past several weeks since obtaining my food sanitation license I have been developing business relationships and sending out sample items of different desserts that I can create.  I have also gained a couple of new customers.  I am now in the process of getting my logo designed and a website developed.  Branding yourself is very important in this business as their are many competitors out here.  I also attended a seminar entitled "Starting Your Business in Illinois" sponsored by the Illinois Small Business Development Center.  I finally created a Facebook page at sweetandsavorytastingsdesserts. As an entrepreneur whom at this point can not open up my own storefront am renting out of a commercially licensed kitchen that have been inspected.  Below is a few pictures of my latest creations.  

Strawberry Cheesecake.

Malibu and Cream of Coconut Bundt Cake

Caramel Bundt Cake

Sample platter with Ghiradelli Chocolate Chip Cookies, Ghiradelli Fudge Brownies topped with Caramel and Walnuts 


Sunday, August 4, 2013

One Item Checked off the List as Completed

Becoming an entrepreneur is never easy.  One of the steps needed to get the show on the road was obtaining my food sanitation certification.  I decided to take the online route therefore; I would be able to study during my down time and with out having to take off work at my current job.  While taking this time to study the modules I was still in the kitchen. The following is just a sample of some of the items that I have made.

My First event as a caterer for family.

Collard Greens with Smoked Turkey

Fried Chicken

Baked Lemon & Herb Chicken

Baked BBQ Chicken

Peach Cobbler Infused with Ciroc

Key Lime Pie

Chicken on the Gril

Macaroni & Cheese (4 types)

Shrimp Mac 

Red Velvet Cupcakes

Now that the test is completed and passed it is now time to get business down.  I have to sign up with a commercial kitchen, get a new logo, website design and branding.