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Daily Inspiration: Meet Darlesia Carter

Today we’d like to introduce you to Darlesia Carter.

Hi Darlesia, so excited to have you with us today. What can you tell us about your story?
I learned how to cook at an early age. My mom was more a southern food cook, and my father was a gourmet cook. When I moved to LA from Houston, it was during the pandemic and many restaurants were closed. I began making my own meals more and taking plating classes. I got better at it and started to post on my IG. People would comment and say, “Hey, that looks really good.” It’s something like a hobby to me. I enjoy the fun in it and cooking is exciting to me.

We all face challenges, but looking back would you describe it as a relatively smooth road?
It hasn’t been too much of a struggle as I do it out of love. I have not fully opened my cooking as a service but have been requested privately for events or people. Additionally, I have done private dinners, and it is something that I want to stick to. I think making an IG for it really helped. Also, posting on my personal IG. I do because I enjoy it so it never gets too burdensome for me. I plan to make a cookbook and recipes for various meals that I make in the near future. I get questions all the time in my dm’s asking me for recipes.

Thanks for sharing that. So, maybe next you can tell us a bit more about your work?
So I went to college and studied acting and business administration. I moved to LA on a job offer from a large production studio here. Prior to that, I was working at a legal tax accounting firm in the accounting department. I like to say I get the best of the both worlds. I am mostly proud of my strength, diligence, and consistency. I moved to LA and was very focused about the move. I didn’t let anyone hold me back. I just did it.

Can you talk to us about how you think about risk?
The biggest risk I took was moving to LA. I literally paid a security deposit for a cheap apartment in Alhambra and shipped my car. My friends back at home in Houston didn’t even know I had moved. I didn’t tell anyone. I kind of just picked up and did it. It was risky because it was the intense part of the pandemic. I moved here when the city was on complete lockdown. I think people should just step out on faith and never be afraid. If I was afraid, I would still be at home in Houston talking about it. I am an action person though so I like to put things into a plan. I won’t say it has been the easiest path here in LA, but God has blessed me continuously and I am grateful for that.

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