We had the good fortune of connecting with Chef Donisha Peters and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Chef Donisha, how do you think about risk?
Risk (teeth cringing)! Oh my goodness, not the “R” word! Risks can be scary at times, they force you to really examine yourself and face your fears. When I was younger I was always taking risk. You now always trying your luck but there was nothing to lose. Well now that I am an adult, mother, wife and business owner things are a little different. I still have the mindset to always run in and ask questions later, however I have had to press pause on my impulsive decision making of my youth. Now I have to think of how it will affect others in my life. “Am I making the best decision for my company?” “How will my husband feel about this?” “How does this affect my time with my kids.” All these are factors I have to think about before making decisions especially the riskier ones. Taking risk are not bad, they help to challenge us and push us closer to our destiny. If we never take risk we would never know the possibilities. I believe that sometimes we have to step out on faith and allow things to happen. If we fail, its okay we’ve learned. Now we now how to maneuver going forward. Risk allows for wisdom to kick in along with understanding of risk. As previously stated not all risk are bad, you just have to know which risk to take and weigh out the possibilities of taking said risk.Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
I am set apart because I prepare 90 percent of my menu from scratch. I can proudly say that every meal I prepare is completely and creatively my own. I am most proud that I’ve learned that when moments seem bleek never give up. You must stay focused and never give up on your dreams.Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Well! We would definitely stay in; she always wants me to cook. However my special places in the city to visit would We would start the day shopping at the Allen Premium Outlets, make our way to dallas and have lunch at Klyde Warren Park (Love the food trucks that line the sidewalks). Make time to visit the African American museum at Fair Park. At the end of night we would head down to Shops of Legacy or Legacy West and dine at a few of my favorite places such as Seasons 52 or Half Shell. If its a Sunday night we would go over to the Blue Martini for a little dancing and entertainment.Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
First, I want to honor Jesus Christ, for always being my strength, remembering me and placing me with the right people at the right time. Second, I would like to shoutout my husband, Anthony J. Peters II, for giving me the space and encouragement I needed to follow my dreams. My parents Carl Christian Sr. And Late Sharon Christian for being my personal critics and members of my advisory board. My children and supportive church families: Christian Fellowship Outreach Ministries and Trinity Presbyterian Church of McKinney for always believing in me. Most importantly, I want to shoutout Ingrid K Martin, Anila Wainaina, Chef Renee Fox, Reginald Reynolds and Chris Hayes for seeing not only me but my heart and vision. They never allow me to give up on myself.
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