Our guest for the June 3rd edition of PlayMakers Talk Show: Tawanna Fields, Mega Entrepreneur
Tawanna Fields, Mega Entrepreneur
Tawanna Fields, a native of Memphis, Texas and raised in Amarillo, grew up cooking in the kitchen with her mom and grandmother. In high school she realized she was not made for the typical job world. At the age of 18, she packed up her apartment with $200 in her pocket and moved to Dallas, Texas with a dream of growing a catering business.
Tawanna spent many late nights and early mornings creating meals to start her business. She sold plates out of the back of her car, gave them away to the homeless, and frequented car dealerships just looking for someone to purchase from her consistently. Tawanna was almost ready to throw in the towel, but many prayers encouraged her to not give up. Then one day she returned to a Kia dealership once again with her homemade plates. The owner recognized her endurance and decided to give her a chance. She made a deal to feed 20 employees every Saturday. During her visit, there was a Dallas police officer in the building who would soon change her life. The officer also bought a plate and offered Tawanna a deal.
Tawanna’s Kreations N’ More Catering was born in 1995. Tawanna was able to grow and build her business from her investment from the Dallas police officer after catering for a retirement party of 250 people. She quickly became certified and was listed on the DPD and City of Dallas’s vendor list. Tawanna did not stop there. In 1997 she started Tawanna’s Ultra Spic & Span Inc., in 2009 created TNF Trucking, and in 2017 she started her black car service, Black Diamond Transportation which is currently has a partnership with Amazon to provide logistics services in the area.