In 2008, Shanay Wise started Catering Done Wisely to pay homage to her grandmother. She wanted to use the catering business to give young people an opportunity to learn a trade. Twelve years later, the Dallas homeowner and her 9-year-old partner, Dallas – who is also her son – have a lot more to add to their already impressive resumes.
Wise knew that she wanted to live in Dallas’s rich culture. After going through SouthFair’s homeownership program, she has now found a neighborhood full of hard-working people who want to continue to improve their communities. Her advice for those are to attend SouthFair’s workshops – this season kicks off in October. “Even if you’re not ready, just come to these workshops.” SouthFair’s Housing Counselor Mary Ann Cuellar coordinates these workshops. “Ms. Wise has attended many SouthFair homebuyer workshops and watching her bloom into such a successful businesswoman, has been an honor and a feather in SouthFair’s hat,” says Cuellar.
Wise understands that proactivity is key – something Dallas, at his tender age, has picked up on. He started his own business, Dallas-Sized Cookies, and displays a level of proficiency in financial literacy that would trip up some adults. Cuellar states that she’s impressed with how Ms. Wise encourages her son. In attending these Financial Literacy Workshops for “KIDS”, he is now a young and successful entrepreneur in South Dallas. It speaks volumes in regard to parents getting their children involved in FREE money management workshops.” During one of SouthFair’s workshops, Dallas expressed that a key takeaway came from a recommendation: “Secure your money,” he says. His advice to other kids who might want to explore entrepreneurship? Create a way for people to reach out through social media or email. Good advice Dallas!
With that said, you can reach them at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 817-690-0389. They will be located at 2800 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Dallas Texas 75215 in the new South Dallas Entrepreneur Center soon. You can also find Catering Done Wisely on Facebook and Instagram.