From Paris to San Francisco, Starting a New Food Business While Starting Over
In January 2013, I quit my job and moved to Paris to pursue an MBA and to follow a dream. I was in love with this far away city and the culture, and I knew that I wanted to have the experience of living there at least once in my life. I spent the next 18 months taking classes and eating my way through France. It was one of the best experiences of my life and it taught me an important lesson: no dream is too big to chase.
Now I am following a new dream. I recently moved back to San Francisco and am attempting to open my own company. Food and cooking are my passion and what I do what I am not working. I wanted to find a way to combine that passion with my business experience, and to be able to realize my own creative vision. This is how Saffron + Kumquats was born.
Saffron + Kumquats is a foodie sample box for cooking. For $20/month, customers receive 5 samples of ingredients and 5 recipes to use those ingredients. One month might be Middle Eastern food and another might be Thai. My goal is to make cooking and trying new ingredients, easy and fun.
I recently launched a Kickstarter campaign to try to raise the funds. The campaign ends on June 30th and hopefully Saffron + Kumquats will be on its way to becoming a reality. Regardless of what happens, I have no regrets. I have done everything I can to follow my dreams and make them happen and this feels really good.
What are your foodie dreams? Have you ever chased a big dream?