We had the good fortune of connecting with Manny Castaneda and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Manny, is there something that you feel is most responsible for your success?
I think for Whatcha Craving its been our commitment to making every experience special and unique, to make it memorable. We place our priority in adding value to our community whether it be through our food or the relationships we build along the way. I think that has helped us be successful. But our food is pretty good as well. Lol
What should our readers know about your business?
It think we are here today because we believe in adding value to our community, we understand that the public is the reason we do what we do, and we aim to make every event, every catering very unique and special for our clients. The journey has never been easy and no matter how long we have been in business it doesn’t seem to get easier, but what we have learned and the genuine relationships we have built along the way that it makes all worth while. That’s the story of brand, building life long relationships through our food and the experience we offer to our community.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
So if one my friends was in for the week, I’d definitely would take them out for a work out session over at the Grind Boxing Academy in Katy Tx, gotta get a great workout in for the rest of places we would visit. A trip down to the Truck Yard would have to be on the list as well, have some great beer and delicious food is a must. An Astros game would be in order as well, its always a great experience watching our stros play.🤘 would definitely also visit some our local breweries whether its No Label in Katy Or Eurkea In the heights among some of the other greats. Maybe do a little shopping in the Galleria and than dinner at Truluck’s, hands down my favorite fine dining experience in Houston. Houston had so much to offer I am sure we would need alot more than a week.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I’ve been blessed with some amazing mentors that I give alot of credit to for all the help along the way, but I would like yo give a huge shout out to Rolando Rodriguez from Trill Multicultural and Lena Lindsay from Skye Cafe, they have been my go to people when shit hits the fan and I need a word of encouragement, insight or just a shoulder to lean on, and I hope I have been half the friend to them that they have been to me.