Jacqulyn Hill is the Founder, Owner and creative chef behind Whipped Inc., a boutique catering company, located just outside Chicago, specializes in desserts and appetizers. Laura’s Kitchen Table is lucky enough to have Jacqulyn provide our subscribers with an exclusive recipe each month based around that month’s theme … and girl, are they delicious! She’s recently started hosting Kids Virtual Baking Series, a super fun activity for the entire family. Be sure to register for her July 11th class!
How long have you been in business? 5 years
What made you decide to go into female entrepreneurship? I was thinking about the future and gaining generational wealth.
Guilty Pleasure: Starbucks and Reality-TV
Favorite Food: All desserts
Least Favorite Food: Mushrooms and onions
How has COVID-19 impacted your business or how have you had to pivot? Covid has made me look into my business more and make me more creative in how I market Whipped.
As social distancing continues and birthday parties and other celebratory gatherings change, what is one suggestion for those who still want to celebrate but not sure how to make it special in this challenging time? Just take care of YOURSELF! You are responsible for yourself. So if you don’t want to go…don’t. Don’t feel bad if you don’t go OR leave early. Always have a gift bag for those who come but don’t stay. It sounds cliche but that right now is really important. Thank everyone for the drive-by or drop off! For the planners…understand that this is a new time and we MUST continue to be inventive and get those creative juices flowing.
What would you tell other female foodpreneurs looking to start their own business in the food/beverage industry? Write a plan. Don’t let anyone deter you from your dream.