I may be dating myself by writing this, but I remember when it used to be against the law to be open on Sundays. For those who have a little less “life experience” than me, it may seem strange to imagine that stores and services would all be closed and that you would have to wait until the next day. In our current 24/7 world, we have all become used to immediate access, but I'm not so sure that is a good thing. In fact, recently I made the difficult decision to close shop every Sunday, to allow one day a week to put other priorities first.
It wasn't an easy decision. Sundays are often the day of family celebrations and gatherings, which, in the catering world, means opportunities for work. Closing up on Sundays means saying no to these opportunities and potentially losing revenue.
But it also means saying yes to my family. It means saying yes to dedicating one day a week to make sure that my kids have time with their father and that my wife has time with her husband. It means saying yes to going to church. It means yes to being there for my own family celebrations. In short, it means saying yes to everything that really matters.
But it means even more than that. It means staying true to what the Cucina Mauro philosophy is all about: the importance of family and being real. That means truly putting my family first; not just paying lip service to it. That philosophy is why Cucina Mauro Catering is successful. We treat you like you are part of our family. But we can only do that if we take care of our actual family first.
So, here's to Sundays with family! May you enjoy yours too!