We had the good fortune of connecting with Sheridan Street and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Sheridan, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
Starting my own business was literally a dream that came true. I spoke to people about what directions I could take and how to do it. Some pushed me to take the leap and others were a little more resistant to the idea. It was something I knew deep down I wouldn’t give up on and that was when I knew it was destiny. My heart and soul was in it. My business evolved and although the focus changed many times, it always encompassed my passion for food. Making the decision to leave my 9-5 was scary but taking a chance on myself is something I’ll never regret doing no matter how hard yet rewarding it’s been.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
What sets me apart from the rest is the art and recipes behind the brand is totally me, my quirky and passionate personality. I put my heart and soul into the brand and flavors. I make people from all walks connect and I love seeing smiles because of satisfaction. Things are coming that I’m so excited about! A spice line is something I’ve always wanted to have and the ideas behind it are not ordinary but is slowly coming into fruition. A food truck is something in the works and I will let that come in Gods time because the idea behind it is genius! I’ve learned to rush NOTHING! How I got here is just by waking up each day and focusing on the goals, feeding them day by day. Understanding that some will get accomplished and some won’t on time but never beat yourself up for that. Just keep going!
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Kogji Taco Truck is a must! I could always head to the beach and enjoy a cool refreshing margarita. A cool eclectic spot to visit is Da Poetry Lounge for some spoken word. Unfortunately to Covid a lot of places are closed so maybe some outdoor activities like attending a Sound Bath Therapy Session with Jennifer Franklin of Bloom Holistic at the park, go roller skating, hit up the rose garden at USC and grab some international food at the Farmers Market for lunch. OSPI Italian in Venice Beach for dinner. DROOL!
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 Mom is my biggest cheerleader, love that lady! My amazing friends Chuck and Shonda who’ve seen me grow and have supported me from the very beginning, my old boss Ruben who ironically encouraged me to quit my day job, my friends Brittany; Shakira and Jennifer who’ve been my sisters and supporters. A huge inspiration in the food scene is Calvin aka Grubby Bleu of Bleu Kitchen and Chef Kiki, an amazing female boss babe who has and inspired me to grow and be better with every dish. These people have been encouraging me since day one with support and love. I couldn’t have done it without them!!
The pictures of me were taken by Mike Danger on IG: @yesmikedanger. All food pics are taken by yours truly, me.