Our Neighbourhood Feature aims to highlight successful business owners in Yaletown. This is your chance to meet the people behind the business and get to know their story.
This weeks featured member is Desiree Sommerfeld, General Manager at Sciue.
Name: Desiree Sommerfeld
Company: Sciue Yaletown
Year started: Sciue Yaletown is our second location and was opened in 2008.
Why did you start your business in Yaletown?
We thought that Yaletown, with its unique mix of business, residential and retail clients, would be a perfect fit for our concept. Our name Sciue [“shoe-eh”] is slang for saying “Good and Fast”, which is how we want our customers to perceive us as – always ready to offer you the magic of Italian flavours made from scratch around the clock, everyday, throughout the day.
What is your favourite part of your job?
My favourite part of my job is the customer interaction and community involvement.
Complete the following sentence:
“What really makes us unique is…”
The traditional way of making our Italian and Roman cuisine, as well as our approach to service and the overall guest experience. Our mission is to deliver the warmth of Rome by providing the authentic Roman inspired food and drink experience.
What would you tell someone who is thinking about opening their own business?
Make sure you know your market and that you have a great product!