Christina Torres

Company: CT’s Delicious Dishes

Location: Bridgeport

Company/organization description

Established in 2017, CT’s Delicious Dishes is a food catering business that specializes in various cuisines. We provide lunch, dinner and desserts to people and organizations in Fairfield county. WeWe pride ourselves in using fresh ingredients from local farms. A portion of our proceeds and efforts aid in raising awareness for human trafficking and the opioid epidemic.

Tell us about the entrepreneurial milestones you accomplished?

This past year we released multiple new menu items that became popular among our customers and their families. At the height of the pandemic we donated over 100 meals to homeless vets, needy families, two local hospitals and our local police department. Our client base has grown by 95% via social media and word of mouth. We have established relationships with local businesses, soup kitchens, banks and investors. We have established legal entity of our business and have increased our sales.

What type of entrepreneur are you?

Scalable Venture - regional, national, or global business focus

What CT entrepreneur ecosystem resources have helped you succeed?

So far we have attended multiple community Popup shopping events by fellow entrepreneurs. These have assisted in the community tasting our food and growing our customer base and sales. We haven’t explored any CT financial resources that may be available. We have been successful with our own personal funding and connections. We will be looking into multiple resources which include funding, tax and technical assistance from the state of CT this year 2021.

Nominator Justification

Christina is a great cook, she just started by making some of her favorite spanish dishes and selling from home a few nights a week. Her business has grown mainly from word of mouth and has become popular through Instagram. Christina has catered events, hosted tables at small business venues and continues to strive to create new menus.. one of her top selling days are Taco Tuesday with her birria tacos

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