Post Apprentice and the launch of Burrito Kitchen

So, it has been just over two weeks since I left the Apprentice and what a couple of weeks…! From the lows of going so early, to the highs of people wanting photos with me and a positive reaction from Apprentice fans on Twitter, it has been such a great experience.

I am struggling to keep up with my hectic lifestyle so have decided to write a weekly blog – if only for myself to read to keep track of what is going on in both my life and my business journey. The media interest has been really energising, with lots of questions of “what’s next for you?” so here’s my platform to share the full details…

The support I received from the local Birmingham press was really appreciated; being in Heat magazine’s weeks “Hotlist” was surreal, and being misquoted in the Daily Star was expected. I did sixteen back-to-back radio interviews the day after the show so if anyone listened to all sixteen I do apologise as the interviews were pretty much identical, mainly focusing on me moving my hands too much when I talk (I blame this trait on my Italian grandparents) …

I would like to thank the whole Apprentice team, Lord Sugar and Dara O’Brien for a thoroughly enjoyable Apprentice experience. I realise it was short lived, I honestly don’t believe I deserved to go and feel I went before I could have shown both viewers and Lord Sugar what I was capable of.  When the line-up was released I was the bookies favourite and felt I could go all the way and win the £250,000 investment enabling me to continue to expand Burrito Kitchen bringing fast, fresh healthy Mexican food to all corners of the UK.

Which brings me to the ‘You’re Fired’ episode, it is not everyday there is a 30minute show broadcast to millions about how you messed up. Having said that it was a lot of fun and I was very fortunate to get the support of both the panel and audience. I have still got my ‘Tigger’ outfit and am getting lots of requests for a picture of me in it so that might have to go on Twitter soon.

The interviews are over, the media interest is gone and now it’s back to real business – back to the launch of Burrito Kitchen, fresh Mexican food in Westfield Merry Hill. And in true back to business style we are having delays …… the contract has only just been signed and we are gearing up for the big day. As well as launching our delicious burritos we are also going to attempt to break a world record on the day. Date to be confirmed very soon. Post apprentice I am now more determined than ever to make a success of Burrito Kitchen.

That’s all for now but keep tweeting and bouncing around.

On a separate note:

I was delighted to have been awarded a business grant by Birmingham City Council enabling me to create jobs in the Birmingham area so if you like what the Burrito Kitchen stands for and want to get involved in a new and exciting start up please apply: www.burritokitchen.com any questions please get in touch.

Comments (1)

  1. Aww Tim!! you were my favorite to win and everyone was gutted to see you leave the process early because you brought a lot of energy to the show, and i know you’ve probably heard this a zillion times but you were too nice.

    Unfortunately I don’t live in B’ham but will definitely come down and eat some yum Mexican food from the Burrito Kitchen. You seem like your focused on making the business a success which im sure it will be, so hopefully in the near future Ill be going to one of your restaurants in London :)

    All the best!!

    Sara

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