Local catering company Custom Cuisines celebrates one year in business. The following is an email conversation we had a few months ago.
Star: What do you do?
Vanessa Basil: We offer fresh, creative and unique meal choices and deliver the order right to you.
Star: How long have you been in business? In the industry? How did you get into this line of work?
Basil: I’ve been in the food industry for 12 years. I became interested in cooking during high school. The same week that I graduated high school I got my first job as a server in a Chinese restaurant. In college I worked in the dining center, campus catering and at Subway. From there I worked my way up the ladder and have experienced several different cooking environments, including hotels and an arena. My company has been open since October 2013.
Star: What are two signature dishes?
Basil: Napa Apple Slaw and Squash & Sausage soup.
Star: Do you do parties? Weddings? Corporate events?
Basil: We do not do weddings. At this time our food is all served cold with drop-off service. A meal plan is available for groups looking to have lunch delivered weekly.
Star: What’s unique about your business?
Basil: My business is unique because a lot of the recipes are my own design. The style is what I like to call comfort fusion, in that it’s traditional with a twist.
Star: What can you offer our readers that will make their lives easier or help them solve a problem or make a special event more special?
Basil: There is something for everyone on the menu, including vegetarian and vegan options. Delivery is included in the price of the order. We are available by phone, email and Facebook. A current copy of the menu can be found online.
For more information: Custom Cuisines, (503) 893-2366, moc.l1508521434iamto1508521434h@su_1508521434htiw_1508521434enid1508521434, http://www.facebook.com/CustomCuisinesPDX.