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Faces behind the Business – Candice Fonseca – Delifonseca


In edition sixteen of our ‘Faces behind the Business’ series, we caught up with Candice Fonseca, Proprietor of Delifonseca; a restaurant, corporate caterer, in-house butchers and independent retailer.

Faces behind the Business – Candice Fonseca - Delifonseca
When did you first get into the industry?

My career began in the TV and film industry and as a consequence I lived and worked in a range of cities across the UK. It was during my travels that I realised that my way of shopping was vastly different to most people’s supermarket buying habits, so after moving to Liverpool and noticing a gap in the market, the idea of opening a deli was sparked and Delifonseca was established in 2006.

How long have you worked at Delifonseca and what is your job role?

I’ve been here since day one! As Proprietor of the business, I’m involved in the day to day running of Delifonseca including managing our team, plus business development and everything in between.

What is Delifonseca’s ethos?

Our ethos is centred around all things foodie. We’re renowned for an array of local produce and unusual titbits from speciality cheeses, coffee, wines and spirits, chocolate and much more. Whether customers are coming in for a treat or their weekly shop, they will find everything they need under one roof. 

Faces behind the Business – Candice Fonseca - Delifonseca
What’s the best bit of advice you could give to anyone looking at working in your line of work?

Find your passion and work on that. Liverpool residents are so lucky to have so many amazing eateries and hospitality venues on their doorsteps, so there’s no room for replicating or ripping off. If you create something you truly believe in, you’re bound to succeed.

What do you love most about Liverpool?

Of course, it’s the people. Our team, our customers – we’re so lucky to work with great people every day. 

I also love the hustle and bustle of the city. There’s something new opening up almost every week, and so many amazing businesses operating within the region.

If you could describe your business in 3 words what would they be?

Resilient, authentic and independent.

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