I think that there’s no better feeling than coming home to delicious, healthy meal cooked for you. Shame our families don’t always pick up on that! But one woman that has is Bianca Monley of Eat Fit Food. Initially starting as a one-woman show operating from her tiny apartment kitchen in Bondi, Bianca bought the ingredients, cooked the meals, delivered the meals and covered every other aspect of the business! Twelve years on, Eat Fit Food is fast becoming a household name, particularly by health conscious city folk who know they need to be well nourished to be at their best. We caught up with Bianca recently to dig a little deeper into her journey of becoming a true Entrepreneur…
OC: WHERE ARE YOU + WHAT’S THE TIME?
BM: Currently in Sydney Australia, it’s 10am.
OC: TELL US A BIT ABOUT WHAT YOU DO
BM: I am the founder of Eat Fit Food who provides the best home delivered healthy meals on the planet. My time is spent making sure we stay ahead of the game in the fast growing health industry. Currently I am spending a portion of my time with my 2 baby girls 18 months and 6 months and learning to be an organic gardener at our very own Eat Fit Farm where we grow vegetables for Eat Fit Food.
OC: WHAT DO YOU LOVE ABOUT WHAT YOU DO?
BM: Everything. Food, health, people. We get to make a difference in peoples lives to make them the best they can be. In the workplace I love employing people and helping them evolve, grow and blossom. Eat Fit Food is a business which provides people with better lives. How can you not love that!
OC: WHAT SACRIFICES HAVE YOU HAD TO MAKE TO BE A SUCCESSFUL ENTREPRENEUR?
BM: Many. When I first started the business in 2012 I was only 22. Most of my friends were footloose and fancy free off to have fun and travel the world. I choose to work my butt off so I would build the foundations at a young age. There was a time where I had no money the sheriff turned up to take away all my kitchen equipment, for many years where I was doing it all, delivery driver, chef, marketing, accounts. It was certainly challenging and felt like chucking it in many times.
OC: WHAT MAKES YOU HAPPY?
BM: The smiles of my girls Harper and Winter.
Food, Exercise, Nature, Family + Friends.
OC: TELL US ABOUT A HIGH POINT IN YOUR CAREER
BM: Watching my business after 12 years of building it jumping in leaps and bounds every week. The rate this was happening was mind blowing and made me feel very proud.
OC: NOW TELL US ABOUT A LOW POINT
BM: Would have to be not being able to pay the bills. Avoiding calls from debt collectors to the point where the sent the sheriff knocked on the kitchen door to take the equipment.
OC: WHAT DID YOU NEED TO KNOW TO GET OUT OF THERE?
BM: Not matter what the challenge there is always a way through. Stay focused, BELIEVE and you will find a way.
OC: WHAT’S YOUR COFFEE ORDER?
BM: ¾ Latte or a Piccolo
OC: WHAT KICK ASS DAILY HABITS DO YOU HAVE IN PLACE?
BM: Focus on 3- 5 things you can tick off everyday. As big or as little it doesn’t matter. It you will always feel like you are achieving and keep you positive.
OC: HOW DO YOU GENERATE NEW IDEA’S?
BM: They come to me when I run with dance music or through meditation.
OC: IF YOU HAD THE CHANCE TO START YOUR CAREER OVER AGAIN, WHAT WOULD YOU DO DIFFERENTLY?
OC: IF YOU COULD SHARE ONE PIECE OF BUSINESS ADVICE WITH OTHERS WHAT WOULD IT BE?
BM: Choose what you love to do and make it happen. If you do what you love the bumps in the road appear so much smaller. Don’t give up…EVER!
OC: WHAT DO THE NEXT FEW MONTHS HOLD?
BM: Melbourne expansion, Launching Eat Fit Food Family packs, Educational retreats at Eat Fit Farm. Launching Eat Fit Food’s supplement line.
OC: GIVE US THE 3 WORDS OTHER PEOLE WOULD USE TO DESCRIBE YOU
BM: Driven – Bold – Motivated
To find out more about Eat Fit Food, and get your hands on some of their DELICIOUS goods, head over to their website >> www.eatfitfood.com.au