1. Please, can our readers get to know you? Briefly introduce yourself to our audience.
My name is Chef Marcus Todd Fitzpatrick a recent Atlanta transplant, Florida native and culinary graduate brings his passion and creative culinary style to the Atlanta area with his Personal Chef & Catering Services.
2. What exactly are you into? What is your business all about?
What’s for Dinner? We all have asked ourselves or been asked this question, often if not daily. Chef M Todd Personal Chef Services is geared to take the guesswork out of one of the most important aspects of our day… what are we going to eat?
Let me put my expertise to work for you, each of my clients is unique with personal tastes, dietary goals, health considerations, and specific nutritional needs. Meals and menu plans are tailored specifically for each client.
3. What inspired you to get started?
My need to feed my creativity inspired me. Culinary gave me a way to express myself as well as share that creativity to the world.
4. What is your educational background?
Graduated from Jones High School in Orlando, FL then attended Florida A&M University before graduating from 2nd Harvest Culinary.
5. What are your motivations?
My motivation is to change the way food is viewed in the black community.
6. What advice do you have for other people who want to do this same thing?
Own and respect your craft, never stop giving your gift to the world.
7. Where do you see yourself in the next 5 years?
I see myself opening a few very influential restaurants in the near future.
8. Any present or future projects?
Working on a dope dinner party project.
9. What is the biggest challenge you’ve experienced in your business as a person of color?
Getting funding and working capital for growth
10. Are you married or single?
I am engaged.
11. How can we connect with you on social media?
IG: Chefmtodd FB: Marcus Fitzpatrick Website: www.chefmtodd.com
12. What is your greatest accomplishment?
I’ve cooked for celebrities and professional athletes but I would say my greatest accomplishment was becoming an Executive Chef after starting as a dishwasher in such a short period of time.
13. As a person of color, what advice will you give someone starting their own business or career?
You are expected to fail, so go out of your way to prove them wrong, every time you are given an opportunity to show up and show out.