We had the good fortune of connecting with Kania Davis and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Kania, how did you come up with the idea for your business?
I was inspired by friends. In college I would sell desserts at the local barbershop, Headquarterz and one day a barber said “You know if you sold plates every Friday we would help you sell out.” I was hesitant. I didn’t think I could do it so I asked my friends for advice. They of course encouraged me to do it and said “Everyone loves Kania’s Kitchen!”. I laughed at the name. I thought it was so catchy and even kind of corny at first but it quickly caught the attention of many people and later became the business and brand we know today!
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I am most proud of the brand I’ve created and it’s future. People will tell you that Kania’s Kitchen is not just a service, but a “Food Experience”. I let my personality shine through my meals and I am always so happy when my clients can feel the love transfer with every dish. My path isn’t easy and I am not an “overnight success”, but what keeps me going is watching my clientele and audience grow every single day. I’ve learned to be consistent along the way. I’ve learned that my path was specifically designed for me and most may not understand what it takes, but it’s important that I keep going. I want the world to know that where I am now is exactly where I imagined I’d be because I always put my goals first. Kania’s Kitchen is growing right before my eyes and I want everyone to witness it!
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
So I moved to Charlotte last July and due to the pandemic I have not gotten out as much as I’d like and I spend most of my time at the gym. As a chef I find it especially important to stay healthy and active! On the weekends I love brunch-A few places I’ve been and enjoyed are Easy Like Sunday, Whiskey Warehouse, and Leah and Louise. After brunch I’m usually down for a second libation so may take you to Pinhouse Beerbar where’s there’s self serve taps, bowling, and live music or Davidson Wine Co, which is a black owned Wine Bar that serves the best Sangria I’ve had in my life. Optimist Hall has a great variety of food and drinks while being the perfect aesthetic for a Saturday afternoon. If I wanted some good ole Southern food to go we’d definitely head to Nana Morrison’s for cafeteria style dishes. Charlotte is full of gems and I cannot wait to explore more of what the city has to offer! Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
There’s so many people to thank. I have been blessed with people around me who root for me and encourage me when I need it most. If I had to choose anyone it would be one of my best friends, David Thompson. He has stayed up late nights with me creating menu concepts, drafting proposals, listening to me rant about my business, and has been a big support in me taking Kania’s Kitchen to the next level. He’s the maximizer to my ideas and always says “I like this, but I think Kania’s Kitchen can give a little bit more.” I’m so thankful for not only his friendship, but his vision when I need a push.
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