The tenth installment of #SSForEveryone features Kheston Dawkins, who owns MySix Cooking, which is a food truck serving the Mobile, AL community.
MySix cooking represents my six children, four boys, and two girls. My passion for cooking dates back to the age of 15 years old. This led me to start my own business. Despite my bumps in the road, it has been a rewarding rollercoaster that I would never want to get off. In the beginning, it was difficult to push MySix, but my wife and I remained committed. I always told her that "one day things would get better".
My biggest challenge was renovation. When I purchased the trailer, it needed a lot of repairs. The previous owner had passed away and the trailer had been abandoned for over a year. It was hard to find someone with the knowledge to do the repairs, but with every obstacle comes triumph.
Commitment to my business has been my biggest accomplishment so far. Running a food truck/trailer takes a lot of effort. It's a blessing to be able to support my family financially through a dream and to see the hard work finally begin to pay off. Although we always had support from the beginning, I must admit that covid19 took our business to the next level. In 2020, our business started expanding, but 2021 has been the best year so far.
In regards to my business, I would like people to know that I started Mysix as a promise to myself. I was laid off unexpectedly from my job in mid-2017. Once I returned to work, I promised myself that I would launch my own company, and in August 2019, I did just that. It was a leap of faith. I bet on myself as the Secret Scientist motto says.
I feel like MySix and SS have a major impact on Mobile. We are proof that you can be your own boss with hard work and dedication. Being a 9-5 employee is nice, but being in control of your own freedom is even better. Collaborating with SS is major to me. I love advertising and supporting the brand. Tony and his staff are great people.