We had the good fortune of connecting with Twylla Brown and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Twylla, is there something that you feel is most responsible for your success?
Customer satisfaction. If not for them, Twylla’s Spices and Essentials would be non-existent. My product must be well recieved by those who choose to purchase. I don’t just want a one and done customer. I want to have my own shelf in their spice cabinet.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I have always had a love for food. cooking it, eating it, and sharing my knowledge of it. I am most comfortable in the kitchen, and that love has been my go to niche. What sets me apart is my love for simple yet effective: The best meal ever without slaving all day in the kitchen. At one time I had 3 kids under 3, so being able to get things done quickly without sacrificing quality was important. My spice blends are all inclusive, meaning it’s the only spice needed to get the job done. Everything you need is in there! The road to where l am took some twists and turns, and they all contribute to my success. Small catering jobs, cooking for large family dinners, cake decorator, and pastry chef are the things that led me to where I am today. It was challenging at times financially, but having multiple skill sets kept money coming in. Even today, as I build my brand, I am cake decorating a few days a week. I have learned that brand building is not a sprint, It’s definitely a mini marathon, and if God leads you to it, He will see you through it.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
if my best friend came to visit for a week, she would have a list of all her favorite meals for me to make! There would be a different main course accompanied by a dessert for every night. I would make my famous White Chicken Chili with Jalapeno and Cheddar cornbread, followed by caramel Apple Salad. I would get some BarBQ from Coops, Italian from God Fathers Italian Restaurant, and some soul food from Taste of Louisiana. I love checking out the Mom and Pop restaurants. They have the BEST food! Small, intimate, and you can tell they put their heart and soul into every recipe.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I have to give all thanks to the Good Lord above. Without the talent and provision He provided none of this would be possible. God has entrusted me with the opportunity to not only make people happy with good food, but to leave a legacy to my Children and future generations.
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