We had the good fortune of connecting with Madhoo Seth and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Madhoo, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
It started off as a side business in September 2002 and we incorporated in 2003. Vipul had a full time corporate job and Madhoo didn’t find opportunities in Fashion Design or Merchandising in Denver. She loved cooking so she decided to start her catering company to earn some extra income. Vipul handled back office, marketing, compliance and she handled everything else.
Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
Madhoo owns 4 businesses: The Gourmet Kitchen (established 2002) – a full service catering company, Copper Leaf Gardens and Event Center (established 2014) – a full service venue, Vivaah Productions (established 2015) – Luxe Indian Planning and Design. and Roots Restaurant (established 2020) – an eclectic restaurant. We are proud that in spite of being immigrants and starting from scratch in a foreign country, we have been able to create successful, profitable businesses in an Industry where Indians are hardly present. We are excited about our latest venture Roots Restaurant which we opened in response to COVID-19. In five months, it has become a bigger brand than all other previous brands we owned. It has been a very difficult journey to reach where we have reached and we still have much farther to go. The only way to overcome challenges is to persevere and adapt. When we started, our biggest challenge was acceptance. We saw businesses started by our white counterparts grow much faster and bigger. We knew that we must prove ourselves for us to be accepted. The biggest lesson we learned was that you don’t automatically get what you are worth – you have to work for it. But this makes you a much better and stronger person – ready for anything that may come your way. Authenticity is the key
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?
Places to visit: Movies On The Rocks at Red Rocks Amphitheater. Garden Of Gods, Gondola ride in Vail, Independence Pass, Mount Evans, Hanging Lake Hike, Denver Museum Of Nature and Science, Denver Botanic Gardens. Events: Denver Chalk Art Festival Places to eat and Hang out; Denver Milk Market, Larimer Square, 16th Street Mall, Union Station, George Town
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
There have been so many people along the way without whose support I won’t be here. Starting from my parents who, provided me good schooling and a safe, nurturing environment. They also supported my interest in modeling, radio emceeing and acting which gave me a lot of confidence and independence. Then, my husband who supported me in all my career choices. Then, all those customers who gave me chance to cater their events and weddings. And finally, my event industry friends who freely shared their knowledge and passion with me
Other: https://www.westword.com/restaurants/new-denver-restaurants-and-restaurant-closings-this-week-11779733 https://www.5280.com/2020/09/5-newish-restaurants-worth-checking-out-in-broomfield/ https://www.broomfieldenterprise.com/2020/11/20/broomfield-business-owner-dishes-out-soup/
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