Reggiestreats Confectionery and events is a home bakery that specializes in dazzling and mouth watering cakes and pastries. They are also into bartending(drinks, cocktails etc), catering and event management .
The company was founded in 2013 as Reggies-craft, and changed name to Reggiestreats in 2018. They are strategically located in ojodu-berger, Lagos, Nigeria. Reggiestreats was coined from the Creator’s name, Madam Florence Regina Osiyemi.
The company is proud of aesthetic and delicious characteristics of its products having gained such a high mark of approval from it’s clients all over the country and diaspora.
In this interview with Oyinlola Sale, Florence Regina Osiyemi, Reggiestreats Confectionery and events spoke about what inspires her creativity in the Food Industry.
The Food Industry in Nigeria has become innovative, it is more about the creativity infused with good taste. What inspires your creativity?
We are supposed to be innovative, getting along with the trends . My wedding cake was what really inspired me to become a baker as well as my creativity, not forgetting nature . In any field you find yourself you need to be able to learn, be creative and keep growing. I surf the net a lot and also allow my instincts to guide me, because God created and blessed every human with ideas . I can categorically say that God is my major source of inspiration and i love nature. Love for colors and fairy tales also helps my creative mind.
In this economy where prices of goods are drastically increasing by the day, how do you manage to draw the line to know how to put a price on your services?
In the last few years ,baking industry faced a spike in the prices of ingredients, but to remain unshakable you need to study your recipe and learn the art of costing to guide you through your pricing process. With this you can tag a rate to every ingredients that goes into your recipe. In addition, sourcing materials in bulk helps in a case where you get a better rate from wholesalers rather than buying from retailers. This will help in making profit than loss.
How did you manage to finance this business in it’s early days?
Hmmn, These are days of little beginnings. Working and having a business is something that helped at the beginning. I reserve a part of my salary to my business, little support from family and friends too .
Where do you see Reggiestreats Confectionery and events in the next Five years?
In the next five years , Reggiestreats will become a household name, home and abroad better than it is now. Creating mind blowing cake designs and uniquely tasteful foods and show stopping event decor.