I went into business for myself operating as a person chef and caterer. In doing so I learned even more than I had before in all of my positions combined. I already knew a lot about running a food business but this was a better teacher because I gained actual experience. Specifically I learned a lot more about the following things: menu costing and planning, product ordering, customer service and interaction, sales, and marketing. Being a small business owner required me to take on each of these positions which was great because the experience has prepared me for positions that require more experience, a good eye for detail, professionalism, and a person that is career oriented and goal driven.