We had the good fortune of connecting with David Valdovin and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi David, what was your thought process behind starting your own business?
When I first thought about started a charcuterie business I had no idea what I wanted it to become and what it would actually be, I had this idea back in October of 2020, i wanted to do something different, I had multiple jobs and I was unhappy with the current job I had at the time. I wanted to do something completely different and out of the box, so Cuts & Slabs Charcuterie was created. In March of 2021 I made it an official business. After getting my business license I really needed to secure I idea and vision of what I wanted my business to be and what I wanted to provide to people. There was little to no charcuterie businesses here in Tucson so I wanted to make Cuts & Slabs Charcuterie a well known company.

Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
What sets Cuts And Slabs Charcuterie apart from other charcuterie businesses is that I use local ingredients and i partner with other small business here in Tucson to help me. If it’s a business that prints stickers, or prints t shirts i source locally. I started with only offering two items on my menu I wanted t9 start small and get the feedback from my customers to see what works and what doesn’t work. I just want other aspiring small business to remember that if they have an idea and what to start a business do it!

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Tap and bottle downtown for a nice beer or glass of wine Boca tacos on 4th avenu
The Annex
Downtown Tucson

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I want to dedicate this shoutout to multiple people, first of all I want to dedicate this to my mother Gloria Ortega, when I first started my business she didn’t really understand what I wanted to do, but once I started getting a good flow of customers and good recognizing she really became my biggest supporter, she would see a cute wooden board at the craft store or a cute dish she would immediately send me a photo of it to see if I could use it for my business. I would also like to recognize my boyfriend Marcos Romero he has always has always helped me from putting stickers on boxes to helping me cut cheese for large orders thank you babe. I would also like to dedicate this shoutout to all the other Tucson small business owners out there no matter what you sell baked goods, cookies, candies, clothes, I want to tell you that you can do it! Don’t ever give up and don’t ever doubt yourself. You will have those days where you don’t get an order, or those days when you feel like giving up just remember those loyal customers you have.

Instagram: @cutsandslabs.charcuterie

Facebook: Cuts and slabs charcuterie

Other: Cutsandslabscharcuterie@gmail.com

Image Credits
Darian Lauer

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