The Sweetness of Success with Catherine Mananagu

Lay the Course Podcast

09-03-2022 • 27分

Catherine Manangu is the owner/operator of Chu Sweet, a specialty Bakery in Box Elder South Dakota. Catherine was born and raised in the Philippines, where she earned a Bachelor of Science in International Hospitality Management with a specialization in Cruise Line Operations in Culinary Arts. After moving to America with her family, and meeting her husband, she and her husband moved to Rapid City South Dakota where her husband is stationed in the United States Air Force. Catherine took the leap and started her own bakery from her home in 2019 and has seen an explosion in growth over the last two years.

In this episode, you’ll hear:

  • How Catherine honed her culinary skills and found her love for baking
  • The work she has done to be confident in herself and her business.
  • The power of community and making connections that open new doors for opportunity.

“Keep going, even if no one notices you.” —Catherine Manangu

Catherine specializes in custom cakes, macarons, holiday specialty boxes, and more. She sells her sweet treats locally in the Black Hills, across the state of South Dakota, and Wyoming, and you can also find her creations Antuñez grocery in Spearfish. She has her eyes set on growing and opening a full storefront for her Bakery in the future.

To learn more about Catherine and Chu Sweet, you can find her on Facebook and Instagram

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Host: Kelsey Stine
Produced by: Vela Creative Co.

Credits: Production & Editing by Kelsey Stine, Sarah Miller and Trevor Stine, Artwork by Alyssa Tanner