I started in March of 2003 with two goals in mind: I wanted to sell crab cakes on QVC and I wanted to become a philanthropist. I have now been in business for over 10 years and in April my dream came true when I went live on QVC, selling crab cakes. I had previously worked at Sea Watch International, and being the young entrepreneur that I am, I thought, "I can do this myself, single mom with an 11-year-old daughter." So The Great Gourmet began, and I started with a website. The first year, I sold $13,000 in food, and I still remember the day my daughter went to the fridge and there was no food — and no money! I forgot to tell you, I started with $40 and I was one month behind in my mortgage.