Gourmet Insider Spends “60 Seconds With…” Zest [VIDEO]


Zest Kitchen Store, located in Ontario, Canada, recently celebrated its fifth business anniversary. And while the Prince Edward county store is thriving, the business also suffered its share of setbacks that could have affected its sales much more than it did.

“As with any business, it’s not without it’s challenges (we just survived a year of water main construction in front of our store!), but we love cooking and food and talking to our customers about cooking and food,” said Jenny Otsuka, who co-owns the store with her husband, Kyle.

In this edition of “60 Seconds With…”, Otsuka spoke to GOURMET INSIDER about what makes the store stand out among competition as well as what she feels has been its keys to success during the last five years.

The new video series, “60 Seconds With” was launched by the Gourmet Insider team to encourage gourmet store owners and operators to continue to share tips and strategies that have lead to retail success.

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