My name is Bojan Marinkovic and I am owner and operator of Bojan High End Kitchens Inc.
I was born and raised in Belgrade, Serbia. At the age of 16 I started working in a wood working shop. At that time that job was a necessity in order to support myself and my mom and that was the only job available. I didn’t like it much in the beginning but as the time was passing and my skills were developing it started to grow on me. Once I realized what kind of positive impact my work makes in the customers lives I truly started enjoying it and fell in love with it.
In 2002 I moved to Canada and started to work in the same field, and in January 2005 I opened Bojan High End Kitchens. I truly enjoy my work and I have become really successful at it, but the question was always in the back of my head, is this what the universe had intended me to do? Is this my life calling? Getting that job at the age of 16 was just an accident, I could get anything else it just happened that that was available at the time. All these questions were in the back of my mind and I didn’t have an answer. In 2012 I met a business coach and a personal developer Colin Sprake, and he helped me find my WHY and then I realized – there are no accidents in the universe, I was meant to do this. Here is MY WHY, I am sharing it with you:
When I was 2 years old my parents divorced and I was raised by a single mom. My mom had a good job and we were doing okay. In my teenage years due to extreme economic crisis that hit Serbia, my Mom lost 99% of her income (yes 99%). We didn’t have food to eat. All we could afford was a loaf of bread every second day. I would open the fridge and stare at the empty shelves. Totally empty shelves. I would just stay there and stare at it for a long period of time and I would do that 4-5 times a day. My Mom would go to work and I would boil water in the pot, then add some bread and cook it until it would become really thick. I would add some salt for flavor and eat half for breakfast and the other half for lunch. At dinner time I would still have half loaf of bread to make some more but I was just so sick of it, that I would rather go to bed hungry. We lived like that for a very long time. Every time I walked into that kitchen I would feel defeated. The kitchen was for me a dark place, a place where you don’t have food to eat and where you feel very sorry for yourself.
Today, I make beautiful kitchens for my clients and their families, so they can enjoy and live their lives in abundance.