Meet the Owners of Turn Table LLC, DeAndre Wilson and Jeff Gott
We caught up with the owners of Indiana's newest catering service, Turn Table LLC and discussed the history of the company and what its like to be a part of the catering market.
How did you come up with the name Turn Table?
Owners Jeff Gott, DeAndre Wilson and brother/ working partner Jamal Junius were at DeAndre's house gathering thoughts on everything they loved from music, food, and fun and wanted to incorporate those feelings into the name of the company.
Why did you decide to pursue a career in the catering business?
We decided to pursue catering after we found out how stressful the food truck industry is in Evansville, Indiana. Too many politic and unknown variables. For our company we put together an Advisory Board and their feedback was to start off small by catering and grow into the food truck.
Tell us about your career path. How did you get your start?
From studying the same major in college we knew that we would want to start our own business at some point. For 5 years we plan and pray for the business to grow strategically. Both of us share a love for the service industry from Jeff his love for back of the house and DeAndre his love for front of the house. As African American entrepreneurs we knew early that if we wanted to show our talent then starting a business was our only options.
How and why did you open Turn Table?
Turn Table launched where Jeff and DeAndre are from in Evansville, Indiana our side of town is looked at as the "hood" or "ghetto" and because of that its either over looked or forgotten. We wanted to give kids the idea that to start a business, turn their talents into a business while in middle or high school.
Where do you hope for Turn Table to be in the next 5 years?
What would you say your top 3 dishes were?
The Soul food Sandwich, the fried chicken, and Seared Steaks with an herb compound butter.
What has been your greatest professional success and biggest setback?
Our greatest professional has not been achieved yet. The biggest setback thus far would be waiting for our small business loan for approval.
What advice can you give to those who would like to open a catering business of their own someday?
Keep learning, never stop. Stay ahead of the game as much as possible. Finally, surround yourself with intelligent people. Once you have reached altitude sky's limit.
Do you have any exciting projects coming up in the future that you can tell us about?
Currently we working on getting our merchandise ready for launch.
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