Everyone always asks us, “what does it take to make your fritters?” Sometimes we can give a little behind-the-scenes sneak peek, but we can’t give too much away. Our recipe is pretty top secret. But have you ever wondered what it takes to actually run the Fritter Shop? From the store to the events and markets to delivery, it can be a lot. And there’s one person who’s the face of it all…
Recognize this face?
Say hi to Kelvin, CEO and owner of the Fritter Shop, here to give you all a little rundown of a typical day running the business.
Well, it turns out there’s no such thing as a ‘typical’ day for Kelvin. But let’s say it’s an average day with no markets or events, Kelvin wakes up at 5:30 AM, presses snooze until 6 AM because how does anyone just wake up right away? Then he gets out of bed and makes some breakfast before checking his schedule for the day. He gets to the bakery in St. Thomas at 7:30 AM and begins the prep, turning on the fryer, checking upcoming orders, and making a list of all the tasks he needs to complete for the day. Finally, at 8:30 AM, the bakery opens its doors for all your hungry tummies.
Around 1-1:30 PM, once the bakery work is all done, it’s break time! After showering off all the flour and sugar, Kelvin enjoys a nice lunch (and no, it doesn’t usually consist of fritters). After baking, comes the administrative work, including emails, meetings, and wait for it…
…putting the plan together for a LONDON LOCATION!! This is currently taking up most of Kelvin’s time. There’s SO much to consider like location, staffing, hours of operation, following all regulations, funding, can we even make enough fritters for another store? This list goes on and on, but they’re all exciting questions to consider!
The workday usually ends around 5:30-6:00 PM and then it’s time to kick back and relax. Kelvin plays soccer in his downtime but has a torn ligament right now. Don’t worry though – he can still make fritters! Bedtime is 10 PM and then it starts all over again the next day.
But if it’s a market day, he’s out of bed by 4 AM! (Naps are a must on these days).
I think we can agree the fritters taste that much better after finding out all the hard work put into running the business. From waking up as early as 4 AM to baking and business planning, there’s a lot more that goes into your fritters than you thought.
Now that you know, it’s time to stop by for your fritter fix!
Who’s excited about a potential London location?