April 10, 2020
Relish Catering Kitchen is used to providing food for large events and parties – something the COVID-19 crisis wiped away for now. But that didn’t mean the company was going to quit on its customers. Instead, they’re changing the business model to deliver essentials in the dire situation.
“Once shelter in place hit, all of our catering business kind of went away.
“We had a lot of people postpone and a lot of events that straight up had to cancel. It just wiped out all of our sales. All of us are working from home; there isn’t much to cater to people… But I started talking to my friends on Zoom calls and they were saying they can’t get chicken, can’t get beans, can’t get rice. I was blown away.
“With my experience in delivery, I figured why not create a grocery delivery service and meet the needs of people who can’t get these things in stores or don’t want to leave their house or can’t. I’ve tried to be flexible to meet the needs of my customers.
“It feels great. It really helps to motivate me to keep going. I got an email from a guy that was so thankful to get this stuff because he can’t leave his house. It almost made me tear up. We got a letter of commendation from our Congressman thanking us. I’m trying to save my business, but at the same time providing basic needs for people. It’s part of the reason I did it in the first place.
“I’m trying to see what I can do to help. I think that’s what everyone is trying to do right now.”
Owner, Relish Catering Kitchen
April 10, 2020
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