Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Mackeisha Peeples, Owner of Mackeisha Peeples LLC, located in Mesa, AZ, USA.

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

I am a private chef, and my customers range from local people in the community to celebrities and tourists visiting the west looking for an exceptional five-star dining experience brought to them.

Tell us about yourself

I am a certified professional and private chef with over 10 years in the restaurant and food industry. I had classical culinary training and built my skills working in one to five-star restaurants and resorts. I am well versed in Italian, French, Japanese, Caribbean, German, Thai, Mediterranean, and fusion cuisine. I have worked with multiple organizations and pride myself in quality, presentation, flavorful and diverse cuisine. I advocate for farm-to-table cuisine and utilizing the local community farm fresh food to bring her high-quality clientele products and support the local farming community. I have been offering aviation catering services throughout the Arizona valley since 2020. I am proud to present top-notch services to all my clients, whether in the aviation industry, celebrities, or your everyday person. I am also a mother and author of a cookbook: The Art of Restaurant Cooking At Home, which is available on Amazon.

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

My biggest accomplishment as a business owner is believing in myself despite the obstacles I have faced that almost deterred me. Also, being able to inspire and motivate others to find their dreams.

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

One of the hardest things that come with being a business owner is finding the balance between work and family life. Sometimes you are up late and early!

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

  1. I would say consistency and love of your craft are key.
  2. Stay persistent despite any obstacles you may face.
  3. Be passionate about what you are putting out into the world.

Is there anything else you'd like to share?

Mackeisha Peeples LLC provides full-service catering, party planning, and tailored services for corporate entertaining, galas and fund-raisers, private aviation, social events, weddings, receptions, and business breakfast/luncheons. We offer three separate divisions to satisfy our customers’ needs – Corporate, Private Events, and Aviation Catering by Haute Cuisine.

Also, an experienced event planner and custom designs each menu and coordinates both the decor and food presentation for your event. Our food is prepared from the freshest local ingredients delivered from specialty food growers and purveyors around the country. Whether the event is a formal French-service dinner, an authentic Texas-style barbecue, a client luncheon for ten, or a glorious gala of more than 1,000 guests, Chef Mackeisha has the imagination and expertise to make the event sensational.

Where can people find you and your business?


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