Since journeying to the United States from the Dominican Republic over 25 years ago, Nicolas Paulino has gained over two decades of experience in the restaurant industry. With no formal training, he became a successful chef and cooked delicious food in two of the world’s greatest cities, New York and Miami. In 2012, Paulino used his years of experience in the industry to open his very own restaurant, Seven Seas Restaurant & Fish Market. Located in Miami’s Little Haiti, Seven Seas Restaurant is known for its authentic cuisine with Caribbean flare. Doubling as a fish market, the restaurant offers an incredible variety of fresh fish to its patrons. Paulino’s wife works as the cashier and waitress while his brother is the sous-chef, making it a genuine family business.
In need of capital and a consistent marketing plan to grow his business, Paulino came to Prospera seeking business guidance. With the help of his business consultant, Paulino was able to secure a loan to renovate his restaurant as well as hire additional help. He was also awarded with an accounting assessment grant that provided him a better understanding of his business numbers, and a marketing and sales plan grant that has helped him expand the business’ customer base and implement new offerings. The assistance Seven Seas Restaurant has received is helping them to realize their vision and mission to become a Michelin standard restaurant in the center of Miami’s melting pot, granting its citizens and tourists the pleasure of tasting the Caribbean seafood flavor of the city. For more information visit, http://sevenseasrest.com.