Meet Our Founders
Oct 9, 2020 10:12:02 AM • Sarah MacDougall
Co-Founders Maggie and Nikki speak about the early days of starting their own business.
What was Feast & Fettle like at the very beginning?
Maggie: “There was a lot we didn’t know, there’s no guide to starting your own business. You can prepare as much as possible, and you will still require a lot of trial and error. The mistakes we made were what allowed us to grow. As long as we maintained a product and service we were proud of, we knew everything else would come with time and practice.”
Nikki: “We’re a good team. I was the structure of the business and Maggie was the brains behind our product. But it was a struggle at first.
We did everything — ordered the food, tallied all the orders manually, prepped, cooked, packaged, labeled the food by hand, charged each customer one-by-one, provided customer service, did the bookkeeping (what we knew of it) AND delivered every order to each customer. But it is one of the great things about the success of this business, because we’ve literally done every single job that goes on here.”
What’s it like to own a business with your best friend?