Today we’d like to introduce you to Kimberly Ellis.
Hi Kimberly, thanks for sharing your story with us. To start, maybe you can tell our readers some of your backstory.
We started doing Farmers Markets and Food Festivals. We then branched out to local businesses for Friday lunch specials. We developed a following and started to get contract work which needed us to have a commercial kitchen. We secured the space towards mid-October 2014 we open with all repairs on Small Business Saturday 2014.
We’ve received numerous awards and mentions in various publications include Top 10 New Restaurant our first year, Bet Business for our community work as well as being recognized by The Food Network as the #1 Family Friendly restaurant in Maryland. We are a family restaurant and love what we do and who we do it for.
We all face challenges, but looking back, would you describe it as a relatively smooth road?
There are always struggles with regard to starting a business. Our were mainly financial. We’ve been self-funded since we started. We didn’t get loans or grants, and the process of starting a business, including the nuances of dealing with vendors etc was a learning process in and of itself. We struggled a lot not paying some creditors until our clients aid us because at this point I was running by business full-time since its inception.
Appreciate you sharing that. What should we know about Breaking Bread?
We are known for our community work and our “StickyWings.” Our open, friendly environment makes you an instant part of our growing family.
What makes you happy?
Meeting people and sharing a meal and getting to know them a little better. The community and energy that surrounds food and friends is amazing.
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