Get to Know Tuesdays – Dzung of Honeysucklejump to recipe
Welcome to our “Get to Know” series! Each Tuesday (for the next year), we’re going to introduce you to a creator in the wellness space that we think you NEED to know. The creators we feature are of various backgrounds. Whether they’re an online content creator, coach, or owner of a product-based brand, they each have their own niche in the wellness world and contribute to the space, as a whole, in an incredibly meaningful way. We’re setting this up Q&A-style so that you can learn more about each creator’s why, the content that they’re most proud of, and exactly how you can be a part of and contribute to their journey. We hope you enjoy our conversations with these wonderful people and brands. We know they’re going to enrich your lives!
This week, we’re interviewing Dzung of Honeysuckle. Dzung hosts Honeysuckle, “a food and lifestyle YouTube channel that simplifies gourmet recipes and explores responsible beauty and design.” Follow along as we learn more about Dzung:
Why did you start your business?
Dzung: I started Honeysuckle originally as a catering company because I loved cooking for friends / family, and started cultivating clients through word of mouth. As I continued on with this side hustle, while working a demanding 9-5 finance job, I quickly realized that maybe this wasn't for me. My then boyfriend (now husband, Nate) and I decided to take Honeysuckle digitally and start creating Youtube videos teaching people how to cook and share the passion for food online.
What’s your mission/purpose statement?
Dzung: I want to be the helping hand in the kitchen to help young women around the globe to use food and lifestyle choices to develop creativity, self-confidence, and community in everyday life.
What 2 (or 3!) pieces of content are you the proudest of?
Dzung: I'm so proud of The Honeysuckle Cookbook, a collection of recipes that I grew up with, my husband's family recipes, and of course time tested recipes from the Honeysuckle Youtube channel. It was nominated and made it to the Semifinals for the Good Reads reader's choice awards, and was featured in People Magazine and the Today Show.
For the videos, my favorite would be the perfect brownie recipe (I tested it over 10 times to figure out the winning recipe and trust me, it is perrrfect!) and the chocolate chip cookie recipe video. The comments are always so fun to read when they work for the viewers and they're so happy with the results too!
Where are you going next? What’s your goal for the next year?
Dzung: My goal for the next year is to hit 1Million subscribers on Youtube and continue expanding and growing our brand. I hope to come out with a product line that represents us one day. I'm not sure what that is yet, but will be brainstorming for that next step.