Expanding my Catering Business

Build Her Business
Calgary

C$4,665

C$4.7K
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Funded Of C$10,000 Goal
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Thumbnail of: Contribute $25 to the campaign and receive a $25 gift card.

Contribute $25 to the campaign and receive a $25 gift card.

Contribute $25 to the campaign and receive a $25 gift card.

Pledge: C$25.00
You can use the $25 gift card to buy food or beverages with Las Delicias de Mexico. The gift card will be valid until December 31, 2020.
You can use the $25 gift card to buy food or beverages with Las Delicias de Mexico. The gift card will be valid until December 31, 2020.
Pledge: C$25.00
Estimated Delivery: 2020-03-31
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Contribute $50 to the campaign and receive a $75 gift card.

Pledge: C$50.00
You can use the $75 gift card to buy food or beverages with Las Delicias de Mexico. The gift card will be valid until December 31, 2020.
You can use the $75 gift card to buy food or beverages with Las Delicias de Mexico. The gift card will be valid until December 31, 2020.
Pledge: C$50.00
Estimated Delivery: 2020-03-31
1 of 50 Boosted
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Contribute $100 to the campaign and receive a $200 gift card.

Pledge: C$100.00
A gift card with credit of the double of value of your contribution. You can use your $100 gift card to buy food or beverages with Las Delicias de Mexico. The gift card will be valid until December 31, 2020.
A gift card with credit of the double of value of your contribution. You can use your $100 gift card to buy food or beverages with Las Delicias de Mexico. The gift card will be valid until December 31, 2020.
Pledge: C$100.00
Estimated Delivery: 2020-03-31
0 of 30 Boosted
Thumbnail of: Contribute $250 to the campaign and receive a $500 gift card.

Contribute $250 to the campaign and receive a $500 gift card.

Contribute $250 to the campaign and receive a $500 gift card.

Pledge: C$250.00
A gift card with credit of the double of value of your contribution. You can use your $500 gift card to buy food or beverages, or to apply as a credit to a catering service order with Las Delicias de Mexico. The gift card will be valid until December 31, 2020.
A gift card with credit of the double of value of your contribution. You can use your $500 gift card to buy food or beverages, or to apply as a credit to a catering service order with Las Delicias de Mexico. The gift card will be valid until December 31, 2020.
Pledge: C$250.00
Estimated Delivery: 2020-03-31
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Thumbnail of: Contribute $500 to the campaign and receive a $1,000 gift card to be used for a catering service.

Contribute $500 to the campaign and receive a $1,000 gift card to be used for a catering service.

Contribute $500 to the campaign and receive a $1,000 gift card to be used for a catering service.

Pledge: C$500.00
A gift card with credit of the double of value of your contribution. You can use your $1,000 gift card to buy food or beverages, or to apply as a credit to a catering service order with Las Delicias de Mexico. The gift card will be valid until December 31, 2020.
A gift card with credit of the double of value of your contribution. You can use your $1,000 gift card to buy food or beverages, or to apply as a credit to a catering service order with Las Delicias de Mexico. The gift card will be valid until December 31, 2020.
Pledge: C$500.00
Estimated Delivery: 2020-03-31
2 of 10 Boosted

Campaign Description

Since 2019, Georgina has been searching for a physical space that allows her business to expand the scope and variety of services she provides to include food preparation onsite, food to go options, hot and cold beverages, and facilitate customers to order and pick up specialty orders, or catering services for special events. Georgina found an opportunity to open a coffee shop to expand the variety of services she currently offered. She's ambitious to offer a concept that is aligned with her core values to provide a valuable service to customers. She wants to offer good quality fresh coffee and pastries, and add some tasty homemade style food products that can be eaten onsite or to go. The coffee shop will provide onsite catering services for customers that look to host special events. We will be working with a recognized brand as our coffee provider and planning to have a full variety of soft drinks and bottled water. The Coffee Shop will base its operations in providing excellent customer service, offering quality meals and beverages, servicing the community, and integrating core values such as being creative, collaborative and an agent of change for good. We will support the community by: • Offering the opportunity to local artists to showcase their artwork at the coffee shop. • Implementing a loyalty card for members of the general community. (When reaching 10 stamps clients can get a free coffee). • Buying and partnering with members of our business community. • We will be environmental responsible and adapt best practices to use compostable products. Georgina is excited about this opportunity and committed to make a successful concept that is going to create value for all stakeholders including the business operator, tenants in the building, external visitors and the community in general. Georgina will be dedicating full time to this new business venture.

Ready to Dedicate Full Time to Grow My Catering Business!

Business History and Experience.

Georgina Mejia is the founder and owner of Las Delicias de Mexico, a licenced catering business that has been in operation since 2015. The first experience of Georgina in the food business was in September of 2005 when she participated at El Grito Mexican Independence Day Celebration, organized at that time by Calgary Economic Development and later by Casa Mexico Foundation. She started to participate every year in this annual event.

In 2015, she and a business partner registered a partnership called Las Delicias de Mexico, Authentic Mexican Food Catering Services. Las Delicias has been providing services for social and corporate events. Las Delicias has participated in a variety of formats including anniversaries, corporate receptions, seminars, community events, wedding parties, taco parties, etc.

The typical services offered by Las Delicias de Mexico include menu design, event set up, customized catering services, bar tenders and servers’ coordination. Las Delicias de Mexico has been recognized by their customers for the authenticity, good tasting and friendly customer service. Las Delicias de Mexico is an authorized catering business licensed by Alberta Health Services.

Some of the organizations that Las Delicias de Mexico has provided services include Casa Mexico Foundation, the Consulate of Mexico, Open Houses at cSpace King Edward, The Canadian Council for the Americas, DMG Events, Parex Energy Resources, Sir Winston Churchill High School, Webber Academy, Breakfast with the Bishop, Amigo Festival, Arts Commons, Foundations for the Future Charter School, among others.

At the end of 2019, Georgina started to explore the idea of having a café space where she can expand the catering business to offer onsite food and food to go options, and to facilitate clients to pick up food items when ordered online. In 2019, she incorporated Mexican Fresh Market Inc. to be prepared to start operating in regular basis. 

"Today, I am ready to pursuing my dream and dedicate full time to grow my business! I appreciate your support to my crowdfunding campaign!" says Georgina.

Management Team

Georgina  Mejia

Georgina Mejia

Owner

Georgina Mejia is the founder and owner of Las Delicias de Mexico. She has more than 10 years of experience in the food services industry providing special events and catering services. Georgina has extensive experience in customer service environments. She has worked in various retails stores such as Levi's, Laura, Home Sense, Banana Republic, GAP, and most recently in Le Chateau. Georgina has been recognized by her peers and customers for her unique customer services skills. She has been awarded with recognitions for been one of the best sellers in retail business. In her previous experience, she has worked with individuals and small corporations providing them with bookkeeping services to facilitate the accurate registration of their operations. She studied a Bachelor in Accounting at the UNAM, Mexico and has taken courses in Canada with HR Block to upgrade her accounting skills. Georgina is a very dynamic entrepreneur women who is recognized for her passion and excellence in customer service.

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Michelle Cortines

Michelle Cortines

Partner

Michelle is Director of Social Media with Casa Mexico Foundation. She is working part time at the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Alberta as Marketing Specialist. Michelle Cortines is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Design at the University of Alberta. She graduated from SAIT's Mechanical Engineer Technology program, with a strong interest in design and development of innovative ideas, concepts and products that will help improve industry’s efficiency and productivity in order to have a better future. Michelle has a solid background in project management from problem identification to concept development. Michelle’s expertise includes Computer Aided Design experience using AutoCAD, SolidWorks, Inventor and Showcase. She has experience using media design software including, Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and Premier. She has expertise in event management and community outreach.

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Miguel Cortines

Miguel Cortines

Business Advisor

Miguel Cortines is a visionary entrepreneur working in different business ventures and community initiatives. Miguel is Managing Director of Innova International Corporation. He is also President and Executive Director of The Canadian Council for the Americas Alberta and Founder of Casa Mexico Foundation. Miguel's expertise includes more than a decade of international business development experience promoting trade and investment opportunities between Canadian and Latin American businesses. His expertise includes providing strategic advice and facilitation services to companies interested in expanding their operations to Mexico and Latin America. Miguel’s main responsibilities include international trade and market research, evaluation of business opportunities, B2B international negotiations, corporate and government relations, conference and trade shows planning. Miguel has also a solid accounting and financial background with expertise in project planning, financial analysis, and budgeting. Miguel’s worked for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as Director of Economic Affairs and Community Relations with the Consulate of Mexico in Calgary. Miguel's experience also includes working for dmg events Canada, organizers of the Global Petroleum Show, as Senior Account Manager, where he managed the Latin America portfolio and the relationship with diverse NOC’s in the region including PEMEX, PDVSA, CNOOC and Peru Petro, among others.

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Feb 13, 2020

My new Cafe at cSpace King Edward

Hello All,

I want to share with you that my new coffee shop will be at cSpace King Edward at Marda Loop. I am very excited to be part of the beautiful building and community. 

I am currently running my ATB #BuildHerBusiness campaign and we are doing well. We have raised above $4,000 already but I need to reach the goal of $10,000 by March 1.

Please support me by making a contribution. I am offering gift cards or catering certificates as a reward for your contribution. 

Thanks

Georgina

 

 

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Jan 23, 2020
Project launched

FAQs

What kind of food do you prepare?

We specialized in authentic mexican food, but we can also provide some other international food components.

What type of functions do you cater for?

We can provide catering services for social gatherings or corporate functions. We customize our service based on specific client's needs and requirements.

Hi, i'm looking at the $250 package and want to know an example of what kind of menu that would entail. please let me know. Thank you.

Hello,

Thank you for the question. Our catering services are customized, so depending of the type of event and the number of people the price varies. This is an example of the caterings we provide so you can have an idea.

For a $250 contribution you will receive a certificate or gift card with a $500 value that you can apply to your catering funnction. Below are some examples of menues and range price.

Example 1.

The price range of this menu is at $20 p/p., so for 25 people the price would be $500 

Mexican Mini Molletes

Bread slices topped with smoky black beans, mexican chorizo, and pico de gallo.

Canapes Bites

Variety of bread filled with

  • Crab and Maple Ham

  • Grilled Chicken

  • Smoked Oysters

  • Ham & Cheddar Cheese

Prosciutto and Cheese Rolls

Prosciutto and cheese slices on black japonica rice crackers.

Fresh Fruit Bruschetta

Sticks with fruit of the season. 

Bitesize Vanilla Brioches

  Small cupcakes with whip cream.   

 

Example 2. 

The menu below is for a reception that is priced at $30 pp. If you host a reception for 20 people the price will be $600. You can use your $500 certificate and pay only an extra $100.

Appetizer Menu

Traditional guacamole & tortilla chips

Fresh avocados, chopped onions, jalapenos, tomatoes and cilantro served with ’’home made’’ style tortilla chips.

Ceviche  de pescado y camarones con mango 

White fish and shrimp marinated in freshly squeezed lime juice, with mango.

Quesadillas de champiñones con epazote

Corn masa turnovers filled with mushrooms and corn kernels infused with epazote. Topped with queso fresco, cream and salsa verde.

Sopecitos con frijoles refritos y rajas de poblano con crema

Little corn masa topped with refried beans and roasted poblano strips with cream.

Chimichanga de tinga de pollo

Deep-fried tortilla wrap filled with pulled chicken and onion in a chipotle-tomato sauce.

Panucho yucateco con cochinita pibil

Fried corn tortilla stuffed with refried black beans topped with pulled pork in achiote recado and pickled onions.

Barbacoa de borrego en salsa de chile pasilla

Lamb skewers glazed with a honey pasilla sauce.

 

DESSERTS

Nieve de tuna fresca con toque de tequila

Tequila infused prickly cactus pears sorbet.

Tradicionales Buñuelos Mexicanos

Jarabe de piloncillo & Tequila

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