We’re super excited about this brand brag for Kiko’s Kitchen! Sonya, Kiko’s Kitchen owner, talks a bit about the brand process and what Mentor, Ohio-based Kiko’s is all about!
Tell us a bit about how you got started with your business / blog / venture that we branded.
I have always wanted to own my own food business and with the mobile food scene continuing to grow, I thought this would be a perfect way to enter the market! I have always had a love for food and serving food, being one of four kids, I was always the sibling whipping up some food in the kitchen for the others and I have never grown out of the love of that. With my mom being half Japanese we were heavily influenced by the Japanese culture. She cooked full meals every night and most nights I was right there along side of her.
Fast forward to now, hopping between office work or a restaurant job, I decided to think long and hard about the life I want. With my heart in the food business, I decided it is time to share the food I loved eating growing up.
What products or services do you offer?
We are a mobile food business, serving our home-style Japanese/American Fusion at local events, farmers markets and catered events!
What’s the best advice you have for someone that is interested in doing something similar to you?
Ask as many questions as you need to and do your research, there are a lot of resources that are a good place to get started!
Tell our readers a bit about the branding process!
The branding process was so convenient and smooth, I would recommend to anyone looking who is creating a new brand or logo. Lily was so helpful and patient with my responses and my ideas. I knew what I liked and how I wanted my brand to be perceived, but wasn’t exactly sure how to communicate that to her. She was able to take all my crazy ideas and create brand that I am absolutely in love with. The process was convenient for my busy lifestyle and she was always very responsive. They offer options to get a feel for your style and allow you to give insight on what you like and what you don’t like. They never make you feel bad about the styles you aren’t crazy about and really refine the things you love.
With my brand complete I feel more confident taking my business to market. I was able to have marketing materials created as well so it has made getting things ready for my business a breeze. The brand itself is exactly what I was looking for, Lily took all my ideas and created a brand that really brought to life the brand I wanted created.
What does the future hold for you?
For now we are still finalizing our business and will be doing our first event within the next few months. Once we start our business we would like to build our reputation and customer base by serving our fresh food to different local events in the Cleveland area!