We had the good fortune of connecting with Eric Ballew and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Eric, what was your thought process behind starting your own business?
My thought process was that I will be able to do what I want and offer my community our quality food. I wanted to be able to give back as well by creating jobs within the community.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
As a food truck owner, it is my duty to ensure all of our products that go out are of standard. Everything we sell is made in house! We started out as a pop up tent selling food and worked our way up to a food truck. It was not easy. We would have to spend 11-12 hours every day setting up, working, tearing down and cleaning. We saved for about 2 years and then we’re finally able to open a food truck.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Some of my favorite spots in the city, are Bossa Nova Restaurant on sunset blvd. I would take them to the Santa Monica Pier, the Malibu Wine Safari. We would maybe go downtown to hang out for the day because i love the atmosphere down there.
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?
Yes! I would like to shout out my friend and mentor hardy vibert for mentoring me and helping me create my business
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