Biz Boot Up Ep 10: Service With a Smile with Pastry Chef James and Cami’s Dogalicious Treats

Welcome to the Business Boot-Up Edition of The Dreamers and Doers Podcast! We believe you are never too young to start a business. We’re bringing you live interviews from the Norman Farmer’s Market in Norman, OK. Each episode will feature one of our student-run businesses where they will be sharing what they’ve learned by starting a business to encourage you to start yours too!

Pastry Chef James Philemore

James Philemore is a pastry chef from Mexico City. He didn’t have citizenship at the time of moving to Oklahoma, but thanks to Erin Tribble from Community Mental Health, James now has his papers and is able to work and be able to do lots of things like sell his delicious pastries, from croissants to cinnamon rolls to Conchas at the Norman Farm Market!

James always knew he’d be a pastry chef following his mother’s footsteps.  He had no doubt he could sell his pastries because he enjoys interacting with people.  The most important thing in business for him is to have a positive attitude and provide the best customer service. 

Cami’s Dogalicious Treats with Emily Crawford

Emily Crawford is 10 years old and she loves dogs! She was inspired to make her tree-nut and peanut free dog treats when she visited a dog treat bakery that didn’t have any options despite her having a nut allergy!  She got to the kitchen and created Cami’s Dogalicious Treats made with healthy ingredients like flax seed for dog coat health.  She hasn’t met a dog who hasn’t liked them!

Emily works hard to make the best tasting treats that all dogs will enjoy. She encourages other young entrepreneurs to keep practicing. Practice makes perfect. If it fails, it’s just another opportunity to try again!

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