For Debbie Dasani, cooking is a labor of love. After working in the corporate world for decades, she and her husband bought a convenience store in South Philadelphia in the Italian Market district in 2008. Customers soon began asking for Indian food, which Debbie provided at the annual Italian Market Festival on 9th street. With rave reviews, customers were soon asking Debbie where her restaurant was.
Unsure of what to do, Debbie sought out Entrepreneur Works and took a business skills class. After working with the instructor and meeting other start-up business owners, Debbie was ready. She opened her own food truck, Samosa Deb LLC, in 2013, which is the only gourmet Indian food truck in Philadelphia, serving pakora, paneer, mango lassi, and of course, samosas! Debbie has hired two young entrepreneurs who want to open their own food trucks in the future, and now have the opportunity to learn from her.
"Entrepreneur Works is like a business coach that will connect you with resources you need."
Debbie’s journey has been a long one. Born in Guyana, she immigrated to the US at age 15. After living in New York City, she and her husband moved to Philadelphia in 1992. Debbie’s bachelor degree is in business, but she credits Entrepreneur Works with teaching her new things that were helpful in opening her food truck.
Owning her own food truck gives Debbie independence and the ability to create her own dishes. Looking ahead, Debbie is eager to expand to wholesale and retail markets.
Click here to hear how Entrepreneur Works helped client Deb Dasani (aka Samosa Deb) make her Indian food truck business more successful!