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  • “You have extraordinary attention to detail. You took care of the little things (like the place setting utensil twine and the food platter you sent up to the girls’ room) that we didn’t even think about. We’d be able to tell future clients to feel confident that everything will be taken of with style, even the things they may not have thought of beforehand.” – John, on his wedding

Sunday, April 29, 2012

24 Meals in 24 Hours

It always amazes me when people suggest I go to the local big box mega store to pick up food to cater for an event.  It usually begins when we bring up the topic of catering and the price tag that comes with it.

The conversation sometimes goes like this:

"How much can you get me for $X dollars a head."

(At this time I usually do my best to give them what we can do, and still maintain quality.  X being somewhere in the single digits)

"Thats it? Why can't we just go to (insert big box bulkfood store here) and pick up some frozen appetizers?"

24 Meals in 24 Hours

It boggles me why they did not bother to instead shoot the documentary in Toronto and not new work since it is CBC and Toronto, Montreal or Vancouver would be more relevant to its viewers.  

New Beginnings

Its been nearly 4 months since I've been posting.  Its amazing how much time has flown by without even realizing it.

Spring is here and with it comes a great time of reflection for me.  Even more so that I've decided to long ago get back into the saddle of building Simplicity.  I've often said that creating and building Simplicity is one of my greatest joys, second only to holding my first child.  Well now, it looks like I will be able to have the best of both worlds!  No sleep here I come!

Being an entrepreneur is incredibly hard and many a time I would be lying if I never thought of packing it up and calling it a day, taking a 9 to 5'er.   Its funny how many times I have revisited that very same thought!  But as I've learned, being an innovator sometimes means you take it in the teeth, and nothing beats creating an organization built on blood sweat and tears that is making a difference in the world.    I realized too that the bottom line was I realized that I wanted my child to know that his/her parent never gave up building a dream and using that to help other people achieve theirs.   When they are old enough and are subjected to enough of the Star Wars reruns, perhaps they will finally get Yoda's words "Do or do not, there is no try."

So here is to new beginnings, a fresh look and getting back on the horse.