Inspira segment is a series of Interviews conducted with Entrepreneurs and Professionals from the food industry to discover and understand their history. Mainly, what has inspired them and impacted their lives, and how communities have played a role. The interviews were conducted remotely by Gilberto Villaseñor II, Chief Visionary of V&V Supremo Foods, Inc.
The team at V&V Supremo Foods, Inc. wants to inspire the community with stories of those who have overcome significant hurdles during their rise to success as entrepreneurs and businesses of all sizes.
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Gilberto Villaseñor II, Chief Visionary Officer of V&V Supremo, talks with Mr. Alfredo Duarte, Owner of Taxco Produce, about starting small, along with his partner Jessie. They initially used an old truck, reinvested the profits back into the business and always tried to move forward.Mr. Duarte also talks about the business advantages of being located in the state of Texas compared to other states during COVID-19.
Gilberto Villaseñor II, Chief Visionary Officer of V&V Supremo, talks to Alex Cabrera, owner of Lalo’s restaurant located on Maxwell Street, about the risks involved in opening a business. Cabrera also mentions how neighborhoods in the Chicago area have diversified and transformed over the years. Also, he notes the importance of having consistent, quality products.
Gilberto Villaseñor II, Chief Visionary Officer of V&V Supremo, talks with Angel Tello, owner of Tello’s Grill & Cafe, about knowing at an early age that he wanted to own a restaurant and his path to achieve that. Tello also discusses having to change his work habits and business approach during COVID-19 mitigations.
Gilberto Villaseñor II, Chief Visionary Officer of V&V Supremo, talks with Beto Huerta, President of Salsa Street, Inc., about trying to stand out from the crowd by having unique, evolving menu offerings; consistent and high-quality products; and listening to customer feedback.
Gilberto Villaseñor II, Chief Visionary Officer of V&V Supremo, talks with Juan Luis Gonzalez, Executive Chef of Mago Grill & Cantina. Gonzalez explains how simply helping his mother with grocery and food prep errands as a youth turned into a strong work ethic that led him to work his way up in restaurant kitchens and become an executive chef.
Gilberto Villaseñor II, Chief Visionary Officer of V&V Supremo, talks with Chef Jesus Martinez of The Outpost Mexican Eatery about how he followed his father’s culinary roots into the kitchen and handled a newly opened business in March 2020 right before pandemic mitigations took effect and still found a way to succeed.
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