Business Owner: Christina Maniscalco
What are your business's core values, goals, and overall mission?:
The Pampered Chef Mission Statement:
We are committed to providing opportunities for individuals to develop their God-given talents and skills to their fullest potential for the benefit of themselves, their families, our customers and the company.
We are dedicated to enhancing the quality of family life by providing quality kitchen products, supported by service and information for our Consultants and customers.
Share some unique facts and business history? What makes your business stand out?:
The Pampered Chef® is the premier direct seller of high quality kitchen tools and part of Berkshire Hathaway. At in-home Cooking Shows, guests see and try products, prepare and sample recipes, and learn quick and easy food preparation techniques and tips on how to entertain with style and ease — transforming the everyday into the extraordinary.
What products or services do you offer companies or individuals?:
The Pampered Chef® product line includes more than 450 offerings, including serving and entertaining pieces, stoneware, cookware, cutlery, kitchen tools, pantry products and cookbooks.
Products can be purchased through in-home Cooking Shows, Catalog Shows and online at www.pamperedchef.biz/maniscalcokitchen.
You can also start your own home based business with The Pampered Chef for as little as $99!!
What are the greatest obstacles and/or challenges that your business has faced? How have you and your business overcome them?:
I started my business almost 6 years ago and thought I would struggle with building my contact base. Through in home parties, vendor events, fundraising, bridal showers and registries and word of mouth I now have over 4,000 clients! I manage a team of almost 90 Independent Consultants! I am one of the top recruiters in the company and truly love helping others get the more they are looking for!
What accomplishments are you most proud of?:
I have earned the incentive trip to places like Maui, Mexico, cruises, Disney World, Disney Land and Dominican Republic every year! I have also earned the Excellence Award every year with reaching more than $60,000 in sales during a 12 month period.
What do you see for the future of your business?:
My hope is to expand even more in the next year! I left my law firm day job last year and business has doubled. I have been pleased with the amount of success I have had just over the last 6 months since I am now able to spend more time doing what I love!
Why are you a member of the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce?:
I hope to expand my business into other businesses and focus on making even more relationships with other businesses. Everyone has to eat! I have been hosting office lunch parties during the weekdays along side my regular evening shows! I love showing customers that they can make a delicious, healthy, inexpensive meal in less than 30 mins in the microwave using our amazing tools and products!