We had the good fortune of connecting with Jacqueline Mcgarity and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Jacqueline, we’d love to hear more about how you thought about starting your own business?

The thought process behind starting my business came to me during a conversation with a friend over dinner. At the time I was working as a bartender and server for a staffing company; that night I told my friend that I loved what I did and discussed how amazing it would be to work directly with the clients. I wanted to cater to events of Every Taste no matter the occasion which is how I came up with Taste Event Staffing.

The next step was doing my research on how to start a business then reaching out to my regular customers to let them know I was available for service. Following my customer discovery, I hired and trained staff because I wanted to provide my clients with exceptional service at every event. I’m very inquisitive, so I learned to promote and market the company. It was at this moment, I realized Taste Events had come to fruition!

That was 8 years ago, since then, my clientele and staff has grown tremendously and we’re continuously adding fresh talent and servicing new clients.

The key to my success is competitive pay, exceptional customer service and valuing customer feedback.

We make sure we exceed our clients’ expectations by making every event memorable.

Please tell us more about your work. We’d love to hear what sets you apart from others, what you are most proud of or excited about. How did you get to where you are today professionally. Was it easy? If not, how did you overcome the challenges? What are the lessons you’ve learned along the way. What do you want the world to know about you or your brand and story?
What sets us apart from the competition is that all my staff members are very passionate about their service and always go over and beyond for the guests. They continue to make me proud because of the amazing feedback I receive from my clients.

It has been hard, but amazing to find people who are as passionate about serving others as I am. As the company continues to grow, one of my priorities has been learning to manage a growing number of employees while remaining organized.

Never give up on your dreams! Making money doing what I love has always been my dream. I love sharing my time and service with the world. With God, supportive friends and family, the world is my oyster. You too, can achieve anything you wish for in life!

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
When visiting Atlanta, tours of the Georgia Aquarium, MLK, Coca Cola and CNN are a must. If you enjoy the outdoors, depending on the season, check out the art along the Atlanta BeltLine, concerts at Piedmont Park and enjoy the Atlanta Botanical Gardens.

Boutique shopping recommendations are Little Five Points and Krog Street Market; Luxury shopping can be experienced at Lenox Square Mall and Phipps Plaza. Atlanta is also known for great deals at North Georgia Premium Outlets.

Atlanta is home of some of the best restaurants such as: romantic Canoe on Paces Ferry, authentic Ethiopian cuisine at Desta Kitchen on Briarcliff, and grab a snack at Chicken and Beer at the airport when leaving the city.

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I would like to thank God for making my dream come true by letting my passion become my source of income. I am also grateful for my daughter Ashley for assisting me in every aspect of the business, my family and friends who jump in when I need help and cheer me on constantly. Most importantly, I am thankful for my clients who support Taste Event Staffing as a growing small business.

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