Name: Tiffany Chavez and Jenny Lê
Age: 48 & 40, respectively (age before beauty)
Title: Half of the “Big Cheese” at Gastromé Market. Jenny is the other half 😉
Married/Single: Married to Jenny Lê. Finally she is off the market!
Kids: 34 total great nieces & nephews With 24 total nieces & nephews, & 10 great nieces & nephews, PLUS two fur babies…I say we met our quota! 🙂
City you live in: Phoenix
A typical day in my life includes… up at 5:30am to head to Phoenix Childrens to CT surgery as a PA-C (just a fyi, owning two business may be harder than doing hearts ;)). Any free time I have at work is writing emails or calling distributors for Gastromé Market, sending a sweet text to my wife/business partner every so often. Finally come home and feed our fur babies and possibly change my clothes and off to help at our restaurant in Maryvale, “Pho Bowl”. Now with Jenny she is the financial brains behind Gastromé Market and Pho Bowl and is always working on spreadsheets and analyzing numbers!! She is one busy lady too!
I was born… (Tiff) Escondido, California. (Jenny) Hue, Vietnam. Now there is a remarkable story! And Jenny may share it over a glass of wine.
My favorite thing about Arizona…We LOVE the sunsets!
I’m listening to… The Weeknd’s album, “After Hours”, is so good!
My family… my amazing niece, Kayli and her 3 kiddos live near me but the rest are in California enjoying $6/gallon gas prices! Jenny has a boatful of nieces and nephews and couple siblings here in AZ, they are so much fun when we get to hang out together. The food spread is always extravagant and overflowing, enough to feed a whole community!
If I could have dinner with anyone, it would be… Julia Child. She was pretty incredible and so damn funny and LOVES food! To us she was quite a trailblazer for women. Jenny would love to dine with Buddha too!
One thing I cannot live without… FOOD!! We kinda have a big love for good food. 🙂
When I was younger, I wanted to be… both of us wanted to be lawyers! Can you imagine us trying to settle a disagreement?!? 😉
I’m inspired by… (Tiff) my beautiful, smart wife Jenny. (Jenny) Thich Naht Hanh.
The one person who motivates me is… us! We are each other’s sparks.
If I could change anything in the world, it would be… to see more smiles and genuine peace exuding from humanity.
The perfect day would be… just to sit outside with a gentle breeze, watching our pups soak in the sun. I love to see what is all around me to be grateful for.
My first job was… (Tiff) cashier at KFC at 15 ½ yrs old! “Finger Lickin’ Good.” (Jenny) at 16 she was at McDonalds….let’s say she had a hard time “Loving it” 😉 She was already set on being her own boss!
My favorite escape… all inclusive resort to anywhere beautiful by the water or on a cruise.
My life… is plentiful, fun, and filled with lots of love and laughter. Ohhh and a boatload maybe two of stress with Gastromé Market opening up this summer!
I’m currently working on… inventory selection for Gastromé Market and Jenny, yup you guessed, it “Excel spreadsheets.”
Always… SMILE & LAUGH
Never… give up on yourself.
Favorite Quote… (Tiff) ”The strength of a tree lies in its ability to bend” ~Zen Proverb. (Jenny) “Thanks to impermanence everything is possible.” ~ Thich Nhat Hanh
Biggest Dream… to live out my “perfect day” daily and be at my favorite escape often with my friends and family! We love to share our happiness with others.
My Pet Peeve(s)… that darn toilet paper roll needs to roll over not under 😉 Just sayin’……Jenny 🙂
Bio-on yourself/company: Basket in hand, step through and shop aisles of specialty packaged foods, a unique cheese case, worldly charcuterie spreads, a delightful confectionery counter, boutique wines to enjoy
and so many more culinary treats to discover. Founded by and curated by culinary duo, Tiffany Chavez and Jenny Lê, Gastromé Market welcomes friends who simply love food. So . . . Let’s eat?