Delhi people, we have an awesome mom who supplies yummy home cooked food and also runs cookery classes. Here are some words from Gunn, owner of GP’s kitchen.
Can you tell us about your business? What is it about?
GP’s Kitchen is all about food, food and JUST food. We offer people the option of take -away food for their lunch or dinner. We deliver food for parties and gatherings of various sizes (From 2 to 70 people).
Apart from catering, GP’s offers cooking classes in various cuisines to everyone who has the love for food and willing to learn something new. The cuisines we offer are Thai, Indian, Oriental, Chinese, Italian, Mediterranean, French, Desserts and much more. We teach a variety of healthy salads, soups, dips, marination, snacks, main course dishes and desserts.
Through our cooking classes we make the recipes and food very simple which would otherwise seem quite complicated. We also give away very handy tips for day to day cooking especially for working people and all the fresher cooks out there. Simple but great tasting healthy 10 minute recipes.
Were there any obstacles that you faced when you decided to pursue becoming a mompreneur?
Of course, there were many. First and foremost being the question that would this work for me? Working from home is very challenging as there are constant distractions. Clients want the best tasting and quality of food for the price they are paying and to keep up that quality is always a challenge.
My biggest obstacle was balancing my children with my work which was an extremely major issue as there was no way that I wanted that my kids should get neglected and I simply don’t believe in the nanny system. Luckily, I always got a lot of support from my family for my work and they are there to support me and take care of the children whenever the need arises which is a real blessing.
Another issue or obstacle that I face is the when people back out at the last minute from classes. Since they aren’t paying in advance, it isn’t an issue for them but I have already done the pre-prep for the classes and it becomes a real loss for me, both in terms of time and material.
What are three traits that you think a mompreneur should have when starting their own business?
Any unforgettable lesson that you learned as a Mompreneur?
There are moments when self doubt does come in and one tends to feel a little dissatisfied when things are not moving in the direction you hoped. But the most important thing is to power through during these moments of weakness and stay positive and realize that if you continue to do good quality work, the results that you were hoping for will definitely come.
What inspired you to start your business?
My Family, especially my children.
What will readers find when they go there?
Excellent quality food when it comes to the catering part. And great innovative methods of cooking different cuisines when it comes to the cooking classes.
What’s your most popular feature?
My most popular dishes are my Thai Food, my Indian cuisines, my Dips and sauces and my Dessert options.
What do you love best about your job?
Food is a vast subject. I myself love to learn new dishes and continue enhancing my skills. I love when people order something new and different from me and love to challenge myself into trying to make it perfect. I love having food discussions with other people as it makes me more aware about what new is happening and how people’s palate’s are changing. The same dish has atleast 5-7 different methods of preparation and then cooking, it’s such innovative work and I simply Love it. Most of all, I love when people are satisfied with the food I’ve cooked for them and when my student’s are happy with what they’ve learnt from me and want to come back to learn more.
Is entrepreneurship for everyone?
Definitely!!!!! Have faith and be patient. But most importantly, to become an entrepreneur, try to do something that you love.
What are the biggest challenges you face as a mompreneur?
To make sure that I’m able to spread enough awareness about my business so that it is a profitable venture.
As a mompreneur, how does being a mom influence your work?
Being a mom has helped me in strategizing my work and being patient. Two virtues that one has or automatically develops being a mom.
Thanks Gunn for inspiring all of us. Way to go!!!
Her contact: Gunn Chopra @9971077772
Location: New Delhi