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Conversations with Destiny Coleman

Today we’d like to introduce you to Destiny Coleman. 

Hi Destiny, can you start by introducing yourself? We’d love to learn more about how you got to where you are today?
Make A Wish Seafood was created out of the love for seafood and soul. The restaurant’s menu revolves around mixing seafood with soul food to create your extraordinary broil. It was a just a pilot idea in 2019 discussed over dinner and came into motion the end of January 2020 before the COVID upset. Thankfully, but constantly continuing to upgrade these luxury broil dishes we have been able to expand into catering and now meal prep with a focus on serving fresh food daily quality matters so we are constantly asking, “what’s on your fork?” 

I’m sure you wouldn’t say it’s been obstacle-free, but so far would you say the journey has been a fairly smooth road?
Absolutely not. I would say the hardest thing was to be able to navigate and stay consistent through COVID. COVID has imposed an extreme market increase so we were to stay true to our original statement by serving quality meals at a reasonable price since majority of our market happens to be urban. It is my focus that this does not change. I think that we have done a great job of responding to the things our customers like and removing things they don’t care for to have an always relevant and customer-friendly menu. 

Alright, so let’s switch gears a bit and talk business. What should we know about your work?
My background has been deep-rooted in customer service but I would do sister myself if anything an enthusiast. I enjoy to eat myself so I try to project that through the business from the luxury plated items to meal prep as well as catering. Eating for me is a lifestyle. 

The crisis has affected us all in different ways. How has it affected you and any important lessons or epiphanies you can share with us?
Stay consistent. Always be willing to change. Most of my menu consists of seafood so sometimes things were out due to shipping issues however being able to get consistent and not give up forced me to think outside the box with menu items to maintain a loyal customer base. I’ve been blessed to maintain good relationships with my loyal customers and newcomers in which they keep me in mind for more than just buying a plate. I’ve created a support system not just consumers. 

Pricing:

  • Average Meal $25.00
  • Average Catering $500-$1,000
  • Average meal prep weekly $65

Contact Info:

  • Email: makeawishseafood@gmail.com
  • Instagram: @mawseafood

Image Credits
@mawseafood
@imjusscam

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