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Julia Shanks is about to make a big leap. As the owner, chef and sole full-time employee of Interactive Cuisine, she has decided to rent her own commercial kitchen to accommodate her growing business.
Shanks founded Interactive Cuisine in 1997. Her revenue increased more than fourfold in the first three years as her promotional skills and word-of-mouth brought in customers. She added new features to her services. And, she's making a living doing something she loves.
Interactive Cuisine provides customized cooking demonstrations along with gourmet dinners for hosts and their guests. Shanks focused on private dinner parties for her first three years in business. But this past year, she added a new feature: corporate team-building through cooking.
It's one small business catering to businesses of all sizes. And her approach to …