1) Tell us a little something about your business…
My mission with Blend Catering, before anything, is to evoke passion through food to inspire others to find beauty in their own lives. By sharing thoughtful plates and experiences, my team and I put the needs of our clients’ guests first, and highlight food at its peak time in mother nature. One of my most rewarding pursuits is to share my techniques in approachable ways, for every skill level, from my cooking classes to in-home dining.
2) When was your lightbulb moment?
Let me paint a picture… I was working in finance, sitting in a co-workers office and listening to her bitch about how long she had to retire ( it was 10 years) In that moment, I realized that I had to work for longer than I had been alive for!! That was it, the lightbulb moment. I had to go after what I was passionate about. I was accepted to culinary school, handed in my notice and bought a house, all in 2 weeks. I haven’t looked back since!
3) Three words of advice…
1) Live your passion! 2) Plan! Set yourself up financially so that you don’t have to worry and stress about money as much. For me this looked like a bank account that had enough money to float me for 3 months if my business made zero dollars- I’m happy to say that never happened and its likely because I planned for it. 3) Be a Chameleon. You have to be able to adjust and adapt ALL THE TIME! Without this skill, its likely to be a hard and trying road while navigating and growing your business.
Erica Guidi is the Chef and Owner of Blend Catering. She has taken her love and passion for food and combined it with her life experience and global exposure to create elevated food options for events and cooking classes.Visit www.blendcateringco.com
“May your legacy create a footprint of success
for the next person who steps into your shoes”