At the onset of 2020, Pacific Fine Foods was set to have their best year on record. They’d already completed a 6-week stint catering for The Matrix film crew, plus a 1,200-person event in San Francisco’s Fort Mason. Two weeks later, the entire state of California went into lockdown and the survival of Kelly Kearney’s business was in question. Yet, with her strong business acumen, she was up for the challenge.
Prior to becoming a small business owner, Kearney was a very successful Sr. Sales Executive. However, after 17 years in corporate America, she grew tired of the commute; her employer, a major telecom company, was struggling, and she was ready to take her future into her own hands. Pacific Fine Foods, a catering company in Alameda,