We had the good fortune of connecting with Randi M Dorsey and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Randi M, can you talk to us a bit about the social impact of your business?
One of the greatest things about owning a catering business during the Covid-19 pandemic is that we became a great resource for getting food to those who needed it most. We partnered with other local businesses and sponsors to provide meals to medical staff and essential workers that have remained on the front lines for the duration. Some of the staff we had the pleasure of serving were with Northside Hospital in Dunwoody, Piedmont Fayetteville and Wellstar Austell to name a few. It is important to me to remain active in the community and this was by far my favorite way to contribute!
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I began working in the food and hospitality industry almost 20 years ago. I knew at an early age because of my passion for this industry that it would ultimately be my long term career. As with any career, it’s not easy starting out and there are definitely bumps in the road along the way. But I always say if your journey was easy something is not right! Along the way I’ve learned that it is extremely important to be in love with what you do. If you aren’t you won’t put your all into it and your lack of passion will show in delivery of your product. You also have to take the lesson from every negative experience and apply that moving forward. These lessons are more vital than the pleasant experiences. This is why I make it a point to find a personal connection with my clients, learn their needs and expectations, and go above and beyond to create an experience to remember.
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?
We would definitely start off the visit with a swanky dinner at one of my favorite restaurants, Two Urban Licks. Then we’d hop on over to Edgewood and enjoy some dancing to the smooth tunes at The Sound Table. Visiting the Georgia Aquarium is a must, especially if they’ve never been. We’d also enjoy a Braves game and some bar hopping at the Battery. River tubing in Duluth near my home is a must, then enjoy some tacos at PURE Taqueria on the patio. Always have to make a stop through the VA Highlands, burgers and a pitcher at my Dad’s favorite spot, Moe’s and Joe’s, enjoy a cigar at Highland Cigar and wine tasting at Barcelona. I couldn’t get off the hook without cooking my BFF a nice meal before she departed, I’d probably close out the visit with a nice brunch and mimosas.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I’d like to dedicate this article to my father, Kirk E Dorsey, whom we lost in late 2018. My father was an entrepreneur his entire life, he owned and operated a painting and construction business in both Ohio and Georgia. He was passionate about business and providing a quality product to his customers. I attribute all of my inspiration to his zest and commitment for his craft. When I began my journey in entrepreneurship he was there every step of the way, working late hours as my sous chef and even making his famous fried chicken when I had a request for it. He was truly an amazing individual and I’m motivated daily by his influence.