We had the good fortune of connecting with Darnai Thomas and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Darnai, maybe we can start at the very start – the idea – how did you come up with the idea for your business?
It started as a hobby..and looking back on it now it was never meant to be a business but I figured if people liked the product/service I provided and were willing to pay for it then turning it into a business would be a logical idea. Being that my passion was food and cookies it made sense to start a catering and cookie company

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I’m excited about the next steps in scaling my Thunderbolt cookie business out and reaching a larger audience with Luna Bay Catering. I’ve learned over time that the journey is the good part of the story. Im still growing in my art with food so the challenges are still present daily but the small victories begin to add up if you stay consistent in your work, effort and attitude.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I’d like to shout out my parents Carlos & Kathy Thomas. They have supported me from my inception and continue to help me grow this business behind the scenes

Website: www.thunderboltcookies.com
Instagram: Chef_darnai_larue

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