Let me introduce a new series I decided to kick start, it’s about food entrepreneurs. I am having five minutes with food enthusiasts, who are deeply into entrepreneurship and love anything and everything about food. My first guest is Olivia Manner from Hello Chef! Her company helps busy folks eat healthy, tasty food. Every week they send directly to customers a box full of easy recipes for delicious dinner ideas with the fresh ingredients to cook them at home. Is it GOOD or GOOD?
HOW DID YOUR JOURNEY BEGIN TO BECOMING A FOOD ENTREPRENEUR?
I wanted to feel good about my work and have a purpose. I have a bachelor’s in Hospitality and Kitchen management and I used to cater for my friend’s family parties and gatherings when I was still in high school. Then I decided to pursue another career for 10 years which taught me more about business, quality assurance and project management. So a few years ago I decided it was now or never and that I should at least try to do something that I absolutely love and see how it goes. This is how Hello Chef was born and my husband and I became (e-commerce) food entrepreneurs.
WHO OR WHAT INSPIRES YOU?
Fresh vegetables – I love thinking about new recipes and coming up with new dishes while shopping at a vegetable market
Athletes – Their passion and sacrifices make me want to be better and achieve more – and also stop whining about nocturnal wake ups and hard work
Tony Robbins – He is huge and he is for real. People that succeed in life with their perseverance, willingness to learn and helping others are extremely inspiring
YOUR DAY ON A PLATE?
BREAKFAST: Chia seed pudding with pomegranate seeds and bilberry powder!
LUNCH: Vegetable Curry and brown rice
DINNER: Smoky Lentil Nachos with crunchy ice berg salad, home made salsa and guacamole!!! (It’s a Friday night treat!!!)
FAVORITE WAY TO GET MOVING?
Basketball or a long run with my friend while chatting about our daily lives and dreams
THREE THINGS YOU CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT
Hugs, Champagne, French Movies
YOUR SECRET VICE
Cheese and pathetic high school movies
TOP SONG ON YOUR PLAYLIST OR BOOK YOU ARE READING
Ini Kamoze: Here comes the hot stepper is my all-time energy song. Currently I am reading Marie Kondo’s Konmari – just in case I get a spring cleaning bug 🙂
Life is not that serious and humor conquers all
YOUR TOP 3 ACCOUNTS TO FOLLOW ON INSTAGRAM
I mostly follow my friend’s in business whether its food, lingerie, branding, party accessories or interior design – I am just proud to know such brave women
YOUR FAVORITE RECIPE