A Latin American Themed Brunch
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Refreshments Provided By Gourmet Diva:
Chicken and Sundried Tomato Bruschetta
Strawberry Champange Cupcakes
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Each week Angela McKeller brings you an exciting show from the lighter world of cooking. With interviews from top rated chefs, recipe makeovers and recipe challenges, Angela makes cooking both fun and easy.
Join me and Chef Keesha O'Galdez as we discuss "The Gourmet Diva" and her recipe for Roasted Salmon with Mustard Crust and yes, it's easy on the pocket book while still being impressive, hence the reason it's called a "Recession Date Dinner"!
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September 23, 2009 at 2:30pm
Hello Together AsOne Fam. Join us again in welcoming Ms. Keesha O'Galdez to the Together AsOne Network. Below are just a few tidbits about Keesha's new business. Keesha is bringing the fun back into the kitchen with her own brand of Gourm'education (Gourmet + Education). So I'm sure all you foodies will relate!!! If you have any questions just write them in the comments as Keesha is tagged in this note! But most importantly spread the word! Use that share button and share with ALL your friends. So let's get started!!!
Business/Company Name: Gourmet Diva
Owner Name: Keesha D. O'Galdez
Business Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Facebook Search Gourmet Diva or look at Together AsOne black business directory
Where is your Business Located? In YOUR kitchen, I'm willing to travel, but
I'm based in Boston.
Give Us Your Thirty Second Elevator Speech? Food and fun!
I plan to empower you to make great food and entertainment. It's time to turn the ordinary to extraordinary.. I offer the following services, Spirited and Traditional Desserts, I host/produce “kitchen Coaching” YouTube series, conduct in home cooking classes and demonstrations and much more!
How Long Have You Been in Business? 3 months
Why did you decide to start the business? I have always an entrepreneurial spirit. I was laid off in February and during my time off I decided to go into business for myself. The idea of Gourmet Diva evolved from an idea a friend and I had a long time ago about starting a dessert bar (go and get desserts and have a drink). I started off by making desserts but I decided to expand my services that can help everyday people become better cooks. We can all learn something new, from the expert chef to the person that can just boil water. Time to take over the kitchen.
What’s the best part about being an entrepreneur?
The past few months have been very rewarding. I have met and connected with many great people that are passionate about the vision and path the Gourmet Diva is taking.
I have also volunteered to speak about my journey to youth groups and did a cooking demonstration to a non profit organization. It is also rewarding to hear the good stories about people that don't cook that are now inspired to step out of their comfort zone and learn something new. Also the ability to make partnerships with other companies, I'm always open to brainstorming ideas.
Anything good coming up in your business?
LOTS! Season two of the Kitchen Coaching Session will be airing at the end of October, I have some entertaining guests this time around, if any other companies are looking to advertise please email me. Also contemplating hosting an Internet radio show.
Designing wine, tea and chocolate gift baskets for the holiday season, of course with a Diva twist. Maybe I should give a discount for the Together AsOne family, what do you think?
Lastly, I'm putting together a outline for a new cooking class “How to woo your boo with food” Boing Chicka Wow wow time.
Do you have any advice for aspiring entrepreneurs?
Plan, seek professional advice and document what you are doing. It's good to benchmark what you are doing vs. where you want to be. Make sure that being in business owner works for you, its a lifestyle change for some.
Now the fun stuff…
Since its football season, what’s your favorite team? I hear black and gold look good this season. You should also try some of my buffalo chicken dip for your next football party :)
If you could have one super power, what would it be and why?
To teleport myself in a blink of an eye.
Name a movie you could watch over and over again? Two can play that game
What is your favorite book?
The only books I read are cook books and business books. Any recommendations for a good leisure book? I love to read Essence Magazine cover to cover
What is your favorite cartoon? My son got me into Sid the Science Kid.
Name something about you or something that you do that could get your black card taking away from you? I'm horrible at eating chicken wings, I leave so much meat behind.
When you’re not being super entrepreneur, what do you like to do? I like adventure, hoping to go down a zip line in a few weeks! Bike riding, nature, etc.
THANKS Keesha!!! Together AsOne Fam...Keesha is in our Facebook Fan Page directory..so be sure to join her page The Gourmet Diva and the rest of our great black business. Man... looking at The Gourmet Diva website got me hungrier den-a-mug. HAVE A GREAT DAY..And please share this info with your friends