Ummi Yogyakarta Catering - Always Engaging God in Every Activity
God's way of giving servant sustenance is always unpredictable. As felt by Masrokhah Mahfud. Herself who felt he did not have talent in the culinary world, instead God was given a way of sustenance through catering business. "Initially unexpected. Only get orders from the husband's office. It turns out that there are many who are suitable and like," recalled the woman who was familiarly called Masrokhah.
Masrokhah also saw this as a pretty good opportunity. Moreover, she was supported by the husband. Precisely on October 2017, she officially opened the Ummi Catering and started orders from various parties. "I don't have much promotion or use flyers and brochures. But God always brings new customers to us," she said.
Masrokhah did not expect if the customer was not only from the husband's office. But it also reaches other offices. Catering which was initially handled by myself, finally needed the help of others because of the many orders. "I was helped by neighboring villages to make orders," she added.
All orders are made in simple homes Masrokhah. "Maybe one of the difficulties is that I'm still producing at home, so it's not practical. God willing, may Allah grant you a more comfortable place of production," she said.
Ummi's Catering serves orders for snack boxes and rice boxes. Everything was made by Masrokhah itself. "If there is a snack, the message is placed next door. Not bad enough to help neighbors get extra income," she explained. The snack boxes made are traditional snacks such as arem-arem, kue lumpur, and klepon. The price of each box is very affordable. Starting from Rp. 4000, - only.
As for box rice, Ummi Catering serves yellow rice, white rice and side dishes, until the rice is pure. The price is still very affordable. Rice boxes start at Rp. 8,000, - up to Rp. 20,000. Whereas kebuli rice starts from Rp. 17,000. "The most favorite of customers is ordering rice boxes with a price range of Rp. 15,000 to Rp. 20,000," explained the 30 year old woman.
In addition, Masrokhah also serves orders for cone and bento. Although difficult, Masrokhah learned automatically how to make bento characters. "Everything I learned via Instagram and YouTube. Then it was practiced when carrying school supplies. Thank God, the results are good," she explained. For a cone portion of four people is priced at Rp. 50,000, and bento starts at Rp. 17,000.
All the success of her business at this time, of course because Masrokhah always involves Allah SWT. Included in each time you start cooking. "Before starting the activity, I always performed ablution. To cleanse yourself. And of course so that the food produced is more hygienic," explained this woman from Kendal.
Likewise, when preparing the ingredients, Masrokhah always glorifies and gives the name of Allah. "For me, when we always mention the name of Allah, God willing, it will benefit the food we prepare. Although I feel that this dish is normal, but God moves the customer's tongue to feel good. All because of God," she explained.
She once proved it when a friend asked for a fruit salad recipe for her. All fruit ingredients to milk and yogurt are given the same brand. However, the resulting taste is different. "Maybe there are some things I did earlier in involving God, he didn't do it. So it feels different," she said.
In addition to being assisted by neighboring neighbors who have Muslim hijabs, Masrokhah is also assisted by orphans from one of the Al-Quran schools. "On Saturdays and Sundays, I invite some orphaned girls here to help. Even though it is only for preparing snacks, it is enough to give them work experience and free time," she concluded. (grc)