We had the good fortune of connecting with HELEN CAVALLO and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi HELEN, what role has risk played in your life or career?
i always say that rules are made for people who need them. i approach risks kind of the same way, as if rules don’t apply and ask myself what is the reward associated w the risk. if it feels right to me then we forge ahead. as long as it doesn’t involve possible imminent death i’m pretty open. i often ask advice and often ignore advice and i go with my gut. so far this has been the one true guiding force in building a successful restaurant, catering business.
What should our readers know about your business?
I own and operate a successful restaurant and catering business, FOOD & BOUNTY in Los Angeles & LAX. I have passion and a strong desire to replicate childhood experiences of my big family sitting around the table, eating, sharing, laughing together. I translated those memories into a business. There is no greater joy then seeing our customers sitting together during a business meeting, or gathering and watching everyone enjoying. The true test of how good the food is when clean plates come back to the kitchen. That’s how I know we’ve done a great job! during covid we’re delivering virtual custom food experiences, food kits and a zoom cooking community! Come cook and eat with us, remotely yet together!
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
when friends visit from out of town a trip to the beach is in order. 1st stop is to grab sandwiches at bay cities! im a sucker for the po boy w olive oil! after a day at the beach, we head over to lincoln blvd and find el primos tacos, they are out there on the street making some great tacos for a total LA experience. some of my favorite places to eat are, angelini osteria or their spot next door angelini alimentari for some of the best, freshest italian food there is. mozza is another gem! must grab a drink or 2 at mama shelter on the roof! another great spot is salazar, in frog town for some great mexican and drinks outside under the stars.
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?
I’ve been blessed w a strong network of very creative and powerful women who are my best friends and have been able to help me steer the ship from time to time. it is because of their wisdom, friendship and ability to be real w me that I’ve gotten as far as i have. they all deserve shout outs! my peeps & their instagram pages Grace Cavallo – writer, photographer, word slinger, 2-cent giver – @gracienycity Denise plumb – funny as hell, can do it all, co creator – @tshirtdeli Madison Malone – super talented musician, songwriter and wise young sage – @madisonmalonemusic
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