Every successful venture starts with small steps. And so it was with us.
When our family migrated to Canada years ago, we immediately saw there was an acute need for home-styled catering among the Konkani community living in the GTA and beyond.
With our culinary skills passed down from generations of our family in Goa, we decided to start our own home-based business Named " Flevi's Catering."
Soon the reputation of Flevi’s Catering grew by leaps and bounds and apart from meeting the tastes of individual families craving for that special taste to remind them of Mom’s cooking back home, we became regulars at events hosted by Goan Overseas Association, Toronto 55 Plus club, Toronto East Goan Seniors Association & the Cannorient Christian Association.
It was time to grow and we did just that recently, harnessing the tremendous resources and facilities available in the GTA to manufacture and package food for broader distribution to meet Canadian/USA standards. To represent our Goan heritage, we re-named our business " Mandovi foods".
Today, Mandovi Foods markets products through an ever-increasing network of distributors, food stores and supermarkets. We regularly ship coast to coast and also to the United States.
As our business has grown, so too have we personally. Apart from my degree in science and my diploma in Quality Assurance, my wife now has a diploma in culinary arts, further enhancing her creativity, and thrusting our enterprise way ahead of any of the competition.
But no matter how big we grow, we will never forget our humble beginnings and the fact that it is you, our individual customer, who has played such a big role in our success.
Our business has grown largely by word of mouth and we thank you for your continued referrals and feedback.
And as we continue to expand, we pledge to maintain that high level of customer service and quality that you have now come to associate with Mandovi Foods.
- Jose and Flevi Rodrigues