Fourth-generation Seattleite, Alissa Leinonen, isn’t the typical food business owner. Having earned a Business degree at University of Washington and a self-proclaimed “not great” chef, she colored outside of the lines to find out how she could contribute to her passion – the culinary world. Founding Gourmondo, a local catering staple, was her ticket. In this first part, Alissa explains her journey from business student to business owner and why creating a family fosters talent.