South Florida Client: Juan Gomez and Maria Fernanda Gomez-Ocampo
Based in South Florida, Juan Gomez and Maria Fernanda Gomez-Ocampo embarked on their entrepreneurial journey in 2014 by founding Chef Juankas, LLC. Their vision was to create a family-owned catering business that would not only serve the local community but also stand out in the culinary industry. To achieve this, Chef Juankas offers traditional Spanish cuisine, meticulously prepared on-site during private special events. Committed to excellence, Juan and Maria Fernanda’s dishes burst with freshness, quality, and irresistible flavors.
In a strong partnership with Prospera since 2016, Chef Juankas has received dedicated business consulting and support to access capital. With the organization’s guidance, Juan and Maria Fernanda have successfully fueled their business growth through funding from the Restaurant Revitalization Fund and a grant from PepsiCo. Even in the face of the challenges posed by the pandemic in 2020, Chef Juankas displayed remarkable resilience, consistently achieving 15-20% revenue growth. This year also, the business is projected for a promising outcome.
Looking ahead, Juan and Maria Fernanda have ambitious plans to expand their product and service offerings, introducing an exclusive line of Spanish products to the market. With the unwavering support of Prospera, Chef Juankas is routed toward success. In Juan’s words, “The organization’s support is not only about helping us reach our business goals; it’s about illuminating Chef Juankas’ path toward an even brighter future.”
Find out more about this superb culinary business on its website – chefjuankas.com