We had the good fortune of connecting with Ryan Gill and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Ryan, we’d love to hear about how you approach risk and risk-taking
For the longest I was quite afraid of taking risks. I even said I didn’t want a food business because of the risks. But my husband remained stern in telling me that there is no reward without risks and I finally said ok let’s take this risk and it paid off.
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
Pescky Kitchen is a vegan experience. I feel what sets us apart most is our dedication to keep our brand authentic. When I say that, I mean that we are true to who we are in the kitchen. My husband and I have both lived in many places and we love diving into different vegan cuisines especially the southern and bbq cuisines. We got to where we are today by evolving. Early on, we began as a pop-up and would sell out almost every night. And then Covid snuck in and shut everything down. We began to restructure as a CPG. This helped significantly getting our products out when people couldn’t leave their homes. This was not easy, but it was necessary. We overcame by continuing to adapt to each challenge regardless of what it was. The most important lesson is to know that you aren’t alone. Any challenge you are facing, someone else is facing a similar challenge. I want people to know that Pescky Kitchen is more than a brand. It’s an experience. We want people to feel at home when eating our food. It’s meant to comfort you, warm your heart and remind you that great vegan food is possible.
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?
I would definitely head to my favorite dispensary and grab some goodies before we head to a hike. I would then take them to Nooch downtown and grab some items to whip up for dinner. First day is meant to be quiet and peaceful, the same as the last day. The days in between would be full of photos taken in the Rino district, down Santa Fe and of course every single artist painted building in Denver. We would have to mix in a visit to WaterCourse to grab a charcuterie board before heading to the park(any park in Denver is just about amazing). I tend to keep to myself, so I wouldn’t have many people to go and see but the artwork the city offers is a site to behold. It’s worth any plane trip. Let’s not forget a ride to the Rocky Mountains. Being in the mountains reminds me of how small we are in this giant universe.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I absolutely dedicate this shoutout to my husband, Michael and my mini me, Ronnie D. I am grateful for their support, patience, and love.
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