Sun, 13 September 2015
Hey hey! Welcome to episode 152 of Life on Fire TV. Today we’re talking with none other than Katherine (Kat) Humphus of Savory Made Simple and Kat’s Kitchen Collective.
Kat has an interesting and inspirational story to share. She is a classically-trained and award-winning chef who has worked in the finest restaurants under some of the most prestigious chefs in the world. But she left the restaurant world to teach the world about food, and healthy eating.
On the 152nd episode of Life on Fire TV Kat shares how she went from Kat’s Kitchen Collective being a blog to a first-rate meal delivery service, in under 30 days!
Kat doesn’t have a typical chef story. She didn’t know she wanted to be in the world of food professionally until she was 19. In an effort to hide from customers at her hostess job she asked the chef for a job in the kitchen. Almost instantly she fell in love and knew she had to work with food, it was her passion.
To bolster her career and her talents she applied at Le Cordon Bleu in Paris, France. If you’re not into food it’s the school where Julia Child learned to cook, and has since become THE school for professionals chefs to be trained.
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After her time in Paris, she applied to work for some of the best restaurants in the world. Today she chalks it up to naiveté - she didn’t doubt herself or her experience level, she just went for it. And she worked with some of the greats including Thomas Kelleher at one of the top restaurants in the world, The French Laundry in Napa.
She came home to San Diego after after working with these incredible chefs and opened multiple restaurants, earning the title Best Chef in 2014 and Top Female Chef among other noteworthy acknowledgements.
But with those titles and honors came grueling long hours, and something inside of Kat knew she could apply her some work ethic, knowledge and skills to create her own successful business. So she left the restaurant scene, not knowing exactly what was next but wanting to share her passions on her blog Kat’s Kitchen Collective.
She was smart and from the beginning grew her mailing list. And when she came to an Ignite event with other Life on Fire attendees she was inspired! She signed up for a VIP Day and together we uncovered her movement and her promise around food.
From our time together Kat came up with the idea for Savory Made Simple, a meal kit delivery plan for people who wanted simple, savory and easy-to-make meals at home.
Within the next 30 days Kat had 50 customers and had gone to earning five figures a month with her idea! And she also fed 800 people who would’ve gone without; she donates a portion of every sale to the San Diego chapter of Feeding America.
Today she has every intention of expanding the operation to go well beyond San Diego into the rest of California and then eventually the entire United States.
On this show we dive into what she’s learned along the way, what her biggest challenges have been and why it’s important to take action even when you don’t know how everything is going to work out! It’s all here on this episode of Life on Fire TV.