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Check Out Shantelle Buckner’s Story

Today we’d like to introduce you to Shantelle Buckner.

Hi Shantelle, it’s an honor to have you on the platform. Thanks for taking the time to share your story with us – to start maybe you can share some of your backstory with our readers?
Getting where I am wasn’t an easy task. It all started with wanting to work in anyone’s kitchen just to get started. I was told time after time that without kitchen experience they couldn’t hire me. Although I was in culinary school and a great cook, that wasn’t good enough. I’ve even had places that wouldn’t hire women in their kitchen. Eventually, I settled with working for a Mexican dine in fast food restaurant. Being a single mom with a special needs child became to much for my job so I was fired. I can across that obstacle so many times that I decided it was time for me to work for myself. March 18, 2018, I started TBT CreaTiviTy. Later that same year, I went back to culinary school as well to enhance the skills I already had. Although it has been challenging marketing my company I have come across very good clientele. From catering to private dining I bring my clients a wonderful experience with reasonable prices.

Would you say it’s been a smooth road, and if not what are some of the biggest challenges you’ve faced along the way?
There have been many challenges with starting a small catering company. Not having a strong support system can get you down sometimes. With food, most marketing is word of mouth, with my company being so small and new not many people know about it.

As you know, we’re big fans of you and your work. For our readers who might not be as familiar what can you tell them about what you do?
TBT CreaTiviTy LLC offers catering and private dining. Occasionally we offer lunch deliveries as well. We are most known for our private dining experience. Looking to make a reservation? Our clients favor our salmon and steak! Unlike most catering companies we don’t have forced set menus, we work with our clients to cater to their needs. We offer a wide variety of cuisines at reasonable prices. With private dining being an upscale option our prices don’t say the same. Everyone would love a five-star experience but they usually come with mini portions of food and high prices. We offer high-quality food with satisfying and great pricing.

So maybe we end on discussing what matters most to you and why?
The most important thing to me is making people happy. I want you to see your food and smile. I want you to taste your food and dance with joy. I want you to receive your bill and know you chose the right dining and catering experience. I’m not happy unless I make others happy.

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  1. Vanessa Walker

    March 10, 2022 at 11:27 pm

    I’ve used this caterer before and the food,the price and the service was excellent. I highly recommend them to anyone who wants a quality dining experience at an affordable price.

  2. Shirley Bryant-Taylor

    March 11, 2022 at 12:47 am

    Looks delicious. I’m interested in private dining for two. I would love to support your catering company

    • Chef Telle

      March 14, 2022 at 8:25 am

      Thank you for your interest in our private dining service. You can contact us by calling or texting 3143239054, emailing or via social media @TBTCreaTiviTy across all platforms.

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