I discovered I was passionate about cooking while I was growing up. My mum always made sure that the boys took part in the chores, especially cooking To her, cooking was a human skill, not a woman skill. It then happened that I didn’t gain admission into the university immediately after I finished secondary school.
I was sent to join my aunty who runs a bukkain order to keep me away from being Idle. It was during this period that I learnt how to cook in large quantity. I even followed my aunty to outdoor events.
When got admission into Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka, to study English language, I started cooking for departments during their functions. When I decided to take formal training at @creamylayerscakesandcraft where I learnt inter-continental and continental cuisines.
When I started, I was alone and did not have much funds, I just used what I had. I still consider my biggest challenge to be capital and location. I don’t think I have overcome the challenge yet, though I always try to be amongst the first to exhibit trends. I try to give out the best to make sure I get good reviews and always generate recommendations and referrals from the ‘tasted’ and trusted customers.
I believe my biggest asset is the taste, finishing and customer service. I see myself as a one-customer business. Some sort of bespoke catering.
To prospective entrepreneurs, be consistent in whatever passion you have. It would not be an easy journey, as you would always inconvenience yourself in order to give that maximum satisfaction your customer’s desire. Eventually, it would surely pay.
Email: [email protected]
Name: Somtochukwu Ibe
Business Name: Somchuks events and Confectioneries
Facebook: Somty Kelvin Ibe
Contact Number: 08065840895