We had the good fortune of connecting with Kirri Coleman and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Kirri, is there something that you feel is most responsible for your success?
I believe The most important factor behind my success is the ability to remain relatable, humble and consistent. I don’t stand out just because I make fantastic food, or talk a good game, you can get that in a lot of places. I stand out because I am authentic. So many women look like me and from where I am from looks up to me. So I don’t hide my story. Sharing who I am through my brand is a success to me. It is important for me to continue to be A role model for so many young queens like myself. That includes never giving up and staying on a consistent schedule. No matter how tough the road to success was, I’ve always gotten through it and Being able to give that reassurance that to the next young entrepreneur “ that they will be successful “ is the important factor behind my success.
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
I Am Chef, a private chef, who owns a Private Dinning and eatery company. My company’s Name is Dish It With KC. Before Private Dining back in 2016 I would sell dinners. Cooking Has Always Been My First Love. I Never Saw Myself Doing Anything Else. It has always been my families Legacy passed down and I’ve just decided to take it to another Level. They Always Say” Make A Career Out Of Something You Love And You Will Never Have To Work A Day In YOUR Life”. So That’s Exactly What I Did. Back in 2016, I Started My First Cooking Business. I Sold Dinners From The Back Seat Of My Buick Lucerne And Named My Business ( Kirri’sKafe). Wasn’t No Shame In My Game, I Popped Up To Beauty Salons, Call Center Jobs, Barbershops and Homes! I promoted my self the best way I could l. I Was Bold And I Was About My Business . Most Of All, I Love What I Do. I am confident in the Meals I Create! The Joy and Happiness I Brung Upon Others While They Ate A Meal I Created Meant More To Me Than A Dollar Bill Could Ever! I Sold Dinners For 3 Years. It Became Hard At Times,Because I Was Moving Up And Becoming More Successful With What I Was Doing,A lot of people didn’t like that. There were People Trying To Call The State On Me,Reporting Me To Authorities because I didn’t have the correct credentials. Trying To Tear Me Down instead of helping me because They weren’t Happy With How I Was Doing and At Times it Made Me Want To Give Up And Go To Work For SomeOne Else Because It’s”Easier”. But I didn’t . I Pushed Harder and Became Smarter! I continued Selling My Dinners Every Friday Until I Raised Enough Money To Invest Into Something Bigger . I Took A Break From “Selling Dinners” And Began Working On My Dream Career( Private Dinning). I Wanted to Be 100% Legit and Educated This Time around ! No short cuts. I Wanted it Done Right So I Took My Time! I hired Business Coaches,Branding Coaches, took One on One Trainings With Some Of the Worlds Biggest and greatest Chefs and I Got Busy! I took the time I needed to bring out the BEAST in me! Now I Have Created That Something BIGGER! EST In 2019 And Rebranded 2020 I Am The OWNER, Founder & Head Master Chef Of My Very Own Personal Chef Company. “Dish It With KC” A full-service Private Dining and Eatery Company! . Dish It With KC Brings you The FULL Chef Experience. Whether you’re looking for us to prepare delicious meals for your family, Dinner Parties, Private Events, Couples Dinner or Brunches. WE HAVE YOU COVERED! .We Offer Many Different Packages and All Packages Are Customizable To Fit Your Needs! ￼IN ANY CITY! WE TRAVEL Since beginning Dish It With KC, I have served Hundreds of clients around the U.S including your fav Celebrities! Building Dish It With KC Has Not Been Easy, But I am extremely proud of what it has become. I Am Happy! I am doing what I Love!
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
If my best-friend came visit, I would most definitely take her to the best BBQ restaurant in the world. ATL Fusion BBQ. The owner is a great friend of mine and the food is delicious!
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?
Special Shout out to My Fiancé Kejuan and My Daughter Mikynzi For always believing in me.
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