The EntreprenHer Show featuring Rosana Calambichis, President of BigChef Catering
Welcome to the EntreprenHer Show.
Today’s guest is Rosana Calambichis, President of BigChef Catering
I am Heidi Richards Mooney, Founder of Women in Ecommerce & host of The EnterprenHer Show. it is my pleasure to bring you today’s program...
Let me tell you about today’s Guest. "Experience and travel - these are as education in themselves" taught Euripides, the Greek playwright. This doctrine is fundamental to Rosana Santos’ success.
Rosana's drive to become a successful entrepreneur began as a young girl. A Brazilian native raised in the metropolis of Sao Paulo, she obtained her degree in Family Law at PUC-SP. Believing in education beyond the classroom, she traveled, residing in Cali, Colombia and Angola, Africa. In 1991, she moved to Florida. Ultimately, her understanding of different cultures enhanced her knowledge of international business and fed her appreciation of world cuisine.
Inspired by her mother’s accomplishments as an award-winning chef and published cookbook author and her father’s successful attitude and leadership; Rosana decided to combine her business expertise and food interest with Mano Calambichis, her partner, restaurant and people experience; leading to the acquisition of BigChef in November 2003. By 2004, she obtained an MBA in Global Business Management at UOP in Fort Lauderdale.
Rosana firmly believes in integrating with the community. The outgoing entrepreneur has taken on leadership roles in numerous organizations of distinction as well as sponsored several events. From 2015 to 2019 Rosana was President of Women in Ecommerce; she was selected for the First Pathway to Prosperity in the Americas in Washington, DC one of four Americans among women’s entrepreneurs from 14 countries. She has been recognized with many awards from NAWBO to the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce to Broward Alliance and More.
Rosana’s passion for dining extends beyond work to her personal life, making entertaining guests a favorite pastime. In addition to creating tasty treats with her son, Philipe Carvalho, and her husband and partner, Mano Calambichis, she continues to travel, enjoys golf and strolling along the beach.
- Tell us about your company?
- How was the business prior to Covid-19?
- How did it impact your industry?
- How did you pivot it ?
- What do you like most about what you do?
- With such a busy and fulfilling career and personal life, how do you find time to give back to the community?
- Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
- Any last thoughts?
- What is the best way for our listeners to get in touch with/connect with you? https://bigchefcatering.com/, https://www.instagram.com/bigchefcatering/, https://www.facebook.com/BigChefCatering, http://www.bigchefonline.com/, https://www.youtube.com/user/BigChefOnLine1, https://www.pinterest.com/bigchef/, and others.
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