I wanted to turn my passion for cooking into becoming a restaurateur. However, I did not have the overall expertise to do this on my own. Therefore, I was introduced to SCORE by a dear friend. SCORE is an organization that assists individuals that want to start their own business. For over a year, I met with the team members every two weeks. They were able to guide me through the business planning process in a very professional manner due to their business expertise.
When I completed the business plan in it entirety, I was featured in the Valparaiso Chamber’s Magazine 2018 Spring Issue based on my working experience with the SCORE’s team group. I was thrilled and honored to be included in their Spring 2018 Magazine and to announce my upcoming Puerto Rican restaurant.
However, my husband became ill when he retired in 2018. We had to postpone opening our restaurant. We will discuss this topic next summer – Year 2020. I am currently shifting my energy on food blogging and cooking videos on YouTube.