Can you tell us a little bit about your background?

LAUREN: I moved to Toronto to take a sales job a few years ago. While here I met a friend who was going to Italy to take a 1-1/2 month course in making gelato, and I went along.

How working with Paintbox Catering & Bistro did help you in your career & personal goals?

LAUREN: Mentoring – it’s super helpful to have support and a community at Paintbox to help out. I’m not on my own.
Without Paintbox support I would have been bankrupt by year 2.

Where are you now?   What's next for you?

LAUREN: I don’t know what’s next. I just bought a new freezer. Lately I’ve been focussing on catering; hopefully it will continue to grow. So far business has been increasing year-to-year.