We had the good fortune of connecting with Jenene Mckay and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Jenene, do you have any habits that you feel contribute to your effectiveness?
Habits I believe the habits helped me was staying consist with posting new recipes on social media and on website and engaging with my audience.Reaching out to other small business about collaborating, getting info from them to learn how to grow my business and supporting other small business. Practicing my craft when no one is watching. Researching information about my field. Always talking about my business with others who know me and those who didn’t know me.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
My career started as young girl who love to assist my Mom with cooking and baking. Then in 2015 I decided to start my own catering and private chef “Til the Last Bite”. I built a website on my own in about three weeks and just spread the word to friends, family and co-workers. I think what sets my business apart from others is that we own and operate a catering company and wine business. I’m excited about our new venture into wine and that were an all black female owned company. I got to this stage in my career by being honest to myself, staying humble, consistent, patient and asking for help. I’m just a girl form Los Angeles they wanted more and took a bet on myself and it was worth it. I want my brand to known for female empowerment, black ownership and we make great products and delivery excellent service.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Take a bike ride through Manhattan beach, Redondo Beach and Hermosa Beach and lay out on the beach. Go on a hike in Palos Verde trails over looking the coast. Walk the Venice Canals and stop by farmer’s market, Stop by B&R Burger in Hawthorne for a turkey burger.Do a little shopping at the retail therapy at Melanin Market and Runway boutique for some new and vintage pieces . Stop by Mingles Tea shop for some good Ice tea and sweet treat. Go to Papi Tacos for a taco on Jefferson and get the OG Plate. My Dad’s BBQ for beef brisket and bacon potato salad and then off to Handel’s ice cream for their blueberry cobbler and banana cream ice cream. Go vibe to some music at the Kick Back or The Dime to work off all that good food.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
My sister Juliet Sosa and my best friend Dawn Books and friends Adrienne Galloway and Jacquetta Storrs and all my close friends and family!
Juliet Sosa and Jenene Mckay