Lots of restaurants and caterers provide food for events. When you have people who are close to you coming home, you don’t want to compromise on quality. You want for them to feel that personal touch.
The story of Bhakti Arora’s ‘Bell Peppers’ is based on just that. From catering to small parties where the hosts didn’t have the time to cook all day for a party at home to catering to home events for anything from 8 to 40 guests, Bell Peppers’ one year long journey has been a culinary one, filled with excitement and learning for Bhakti.
Her headstrong focus on authenticity and customization for taste and ingredients has made this word-of-mouth business one that her customers trust wholeheartedly. All of the ingredients used in Bell Peppers’ kitchen are imported, including all of the ingredients that go into making Bhakti’s famous cakes.
For someone who started her catering business from home, Bhakti has had to struggle with budgets and buying equipment to cook and bake for large parties took up all of her investment. “I really wasn’t expecting to win. I’m really feeling lucky for a change because luck never favoured me,” says Bhakti with a lighthearted laugh.
When asked for a piece of advice for other small business owners, a very serious Bhakti said, “Give it your 100%. Never start a business ‘part-time’.” We concur! Congratulations Bhakti, and we hope your business of teasing taste buds scales new heights in the years to come. Over 150 small businesses have taken part in the Intuit #SupportSmallBizIN contest. If you think your business can win, enter it in the contest here.