International Women's Day: Taka

Q&A with Anastasia Datsenko, Founder of Taka

 What inspired you to choose a career in Hospitality?

My interest in a career in hospitality stemmed from my true passion for delivering high-quality service; and a love for beautiful culinary creations. Being raised in Japan and witnessing Omotenashi (the ceremonies that surround wholeheartedly looking after guests) first-hand, has had a huge impact on my career and inspired my business here in the UK. I believe high-quality service is ultimately what transforms dining into a high-end immersive experience. 


Do you have any tips on how to run a successful business?

My tip to any woman looking to run a successful business is to not be disheartened by the disappointing moments. Business growth is not often linear, and there will always be situations that can demoralise you. More often than not, the difference between those who find success and those who don’t is how they power through the low points! Eventually, hard work pays off, but consistency and discipline must hold you on your path in the tougher moments! Nothing great comes easy!