Online Interview Series Part 2: Maricel Dave, New Owner of Osaka Sushi House in New Zealand

This entrepreneur's story is the perfect example of building a relationship with your employer and then later on taking over the business. Osaka Sushi House is located in Waipikurau, New Zealand. A very promising food business that caters Japanese food and a selection of Filipino dishes. An entrepreneur and my friend, Maricel Dave shares her insights on starting a new restaurant:

Entrepreneur's Name: Maricel Dave

Name of Business: Osaka Sushi House

Website URL or Social Media Page/s:

How and When did you get your idea or concept for the business?
I was a former helper/worker of the former owner of Osaka Sushi House and became very interested in this kind of business because of my passion in cooking and having great ideas to make it more appealing.

What was your mission and vision?
My mission and vision is to make a satisfying good service and meal to my customers in a friendly manner and in an affordable cost and to be able to make it worth recommended.

What service(s) or product(s) do you offer?
Offering different variety of sushi, hot meals and some selected Filipino dish.

How do you advertise your business?
Through social media

How do you advertise your product/service?
Through social media

Do you offer your business locally or international?
Offering business locally only

Where do you usually sell your business?
The place where Osaka Sushi House is located at # 103 Ruataniwha Street, Waipikurau, NZ

What made you choose this type of business?
The first thing I consider was there is no competition  among others and my  special skill in cooking as this is  my passion.

Have you ever considered expanding your business?
Not yet as of the moment

Have you ever turned down a client? Why? 

What is the toughest decision you had to make in the last few months?
Due to pandemic crisis, I was afraid of the instability but had decided to operate when it is allowed as long as observing the good and proper social distancing and application of Covid -19 advise.

Tell me about the last time a customer got angry with you. What happened?"
There was a misunderstanding in one of the ingredients in his order which is his fault because it was specified in the menu and there was a photo but he he did not object but when it was served already he declined.

If you had one piece of advice to someone just starting out, what would it be?
Make sure to determine the market location, the kind of business and competitiveness and must have knowledge

Where can we contact you/ or your business?
 # 103 Ruataniwha Street, Waipukurau (Tel. No. 06-858-7318)

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