Bon Chovie brings affordable seafood straight to your office. When Renae Holland, Owner, was tired of her 9-5 she started Bon Chovie at Smorgasburg. Fast forward 6 years and now we can bring Bon Chovie to your office. See what Renae had to say about Bon Chovie and how you can have them catered for your next office meal.
Why did you want to own/run a restaurant or catering business?
I love food! It makes me so happy to see the enjoyment on a customers face who is loving what they are eating.
What sets you apart from all the other restaurants in your cuisine?
Usually, seafood is a big, and quite pricey adventure in dining – we make it fun, easy and casual while maintaining exceptional quality.
What is your favorite dish on the menu and why?
I’m a huge fan of the crab mac and cheese.
What is the background story behind the opening of the restaurant?
After running my business at Smorgasburg for 6 years, I was offered to take over a restaurant space, and jumped on the opportunity!
What is the most enjoyable part about the restaurant?
We have an amazing staff, and great food – winning combo!
What is your secret to keeping customers coming in?
Providing a quality product with a smile.
What is the biggest challenge you have overcome in the restaurant/catering industry?
The long hours and stress can be very difficult – I stay dedicated to spending time in the gym to keep me centered.
Advice to anyone thinking about opening their own restaurant.
Have a unique product, maintain quality standards, and be prepared to work harder than you ever have in your life!