Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in food and beverage but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Kathryn Jennings, Founder of Scratch Gourmet, located in Coronado, CA, USA.

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

I have a homemade meal delivery service, a Catering Company, and a Cheese & Charcuterie delivery business, and I also make and sell spicy vegan-friendly jams & heart-healthy granola. My customers are predominately in Coronado as well as several areas of San Diego.

Tell us about yourself

I have always loved being in the kitchen. I've worked in many restaurants over the years as well as private homes. After having my son and as a single mom, I wanted a way to be able to make my own hours working for myself. I love feeding people and being an integral part of my friends, families & clients' celebrations.

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

I think my biggest accomplishment as a business owner is my willingness to put myself out there in order to be able to thrive.

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

The hardest thing about being a business owner is all the hats I have to wear. It's a lot of responsibility with many sacrifices.

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

Clone yourself a few times...haha!

  1. Always return phone calls and emails promptly & politely.
  2. Love what you do with passion.
  3. Hire employees who have a strong work ethic.

Where can people find you and your business?


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