This column is sponsored by BizLaunch, a division of Arlington Economic Development.
By Alex Held, Small Business Manager
“I went from a personal chef who needed something more out of life to start a business where I could fully incorporate who I am,” Jones said.
In searching for markets to locate Cosmopolitan Plated, the Washington region attracted Jones. She knew the area had a large target demographic of consumers with high disposable incomes, wanting to connect with others through creative group cooking experiences.
Cosmopolitan Plated’s initial offering was a $40 class called “Dinner on the Dime,” a weekday class on Capitol Hill that taught attendees how to make fun, fast and affordable meals.
“I wanted to create a class where people felt comfortable to come as they are, and the outside world didn’t matter,” Jones said.
As Cosmopolitan …