Victoria's Kitchen & Catering Creates Jobs

Victoria (Vikki) Tyson first came to the Urban League of Philadelphia Entrepreneurship Center (ULEC) in 2011 interested in incorporating social media in her marketing strategy. She had already been operating Victoria's Kitchen on Ogontz Avenue in West Oak Lane for a number of years with a team of 14 full-time and part-time employees. The restaurant serves southern style cuisines. ULEC assisted Vikki with her marketing strategy and prepared her to become a scholar of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program. In 2015, she began actively pursuing catering contracts. Since becoming a client of ULEC, attending a number of training workshops and becoming a finalist in the 2016 Procurement Pitch Competition, Victoria's Kitchen & Catering has grown to a team of 40 individuals. Earlier in 2018, the company secured a contract with the Community College of Philadelphia (CCP) worth $1.0 million to service two of CCP's cafeterias.