It has taken me a long time to get over some of the last years disappointments. I feel like I can once again breathe. That is what Lazarus probably thought when Jesus gave him breath again.
Financially last year was a very good year for our business. We continued our turn around from the dire days of late 2016 when I was nearly cast to the dirt and probably our company.
But every year brings its issues and its blessings. 2018 was a year mired in instability. For various reasons, some documented on this blog, we found ourselves working out of four different commercial kitchens. As one can imagine, the stress of it was quite substantial. I felt like a gypsy last year wondering around Dallas looking for a new place it seemed daily to work.
I am pleased to say we are now in a stable work environment and as a result, I believe we are providing for our clients at our highest level ever.
Looking back at last year now does come with some other disappointment. We always look forward to growth and new challenges. We journeyed on two courses last year and none have been rewarded thus far.
We traveled to Ireland last year on a culinary tour to bring back recipes, insights, culture and more to do a pop-up restaurant in our former culinary kitchen. We thought this would be a great way of marketing ourselves to new and old clients and create a group that would grow and spread the word about our catering company. We advertised on Facebook, we were written up in GuideLive of the Dallas Morning News. We really felt like we were about to realize our vision for growing our catering business. Alas, three weeks before our pop-up was going live, we received notice we and others had been kicked out of our kitchen because the company we leased from Pilotworks went belly up. It was a massive blow to us. It was the perfect location to do pop-up restaurants and with its demise, so went our vision.
Secondly, we have a vision for a mobile Brazilian churrascaria to grow our business, especially in the corporate and wedding business. It has been a vision of mine since 2017. We visited Memphis and Miami to meet with competitor vendors to move our project along. The dream isn't dead after meeting with both. They are both unique but both come with serious pros and cons. We actually bought some equipment and have it on the ready, but feel we need to create from scratch the unit to do our dream up right. I will fill you in as we progress.
I am as of now prepared to get back on the saddle and write more on this blog for food reviews, recipes, culture, and life. I can breathe again!