Taste of Gwinnett: A Cause, An Idea and A Whole Lot of Passion!
Oct18

Taste of Gwinnett: A Cause, An Idea and A Whole Lot of Passion!

Taste of Gwinnett: A Cause, An Idea and A Whole Lot of Passion! There are Tastes ofs and there are Taste ofs and I’ve been to a bunch. However, Taste of Gwinnett is something extra special. Not just because it’s a fund raiser for Relay For Life, a nonprofit that supports cancer research Not just because it highlights some of the best of Gwinnett County’s restaurants and caterers Not just because you can enjoy the...

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Adriana Coppola, Owner, Alta Cucina Italia : A Foodpreneur Interview
Jul10

Adriana Coppola, Owner, Alta Cucina Italia : A Foodpreneur Interview

Adding vinegar to savory foods is not unusual but adding vinegar to sweet foods including ice cream was a new culinary adventure for me! I enjoyed Alta Cucina Italia balamic vinegars several years before I had the pleasure of meeting its founder Adriana Coppola. This spring, at Flavor of Georgia, I finally saw the charming woman who created the lemon balsamic vinegar and fig balsamic vinegar that I have indeed used to topped dishes of...

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Interview with Charmaine Enslin, Pouch Savory World of Pies: A Foodprenerur Interview
Apr06

Interview with Charmaine Enslin, Pouch Savory World of Pies: A Foodprenerur Interview

A Foodpreneur Interview is an on-going Diva Foodies series where we proudly shine a virtual spotlight on culinary small business owners often called “Food Makers.” One of the reasons we created Diva Foodies was the passion of chefs is so inspiring that we wanted to develop a service that supported them. Along the way, we began to develop relationships with small business owners who create food/culinary products. We found...

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Interview with Marci Heit, Founder of Q. D. Foodie
Mar28

Interview with Marci Heit, Founder of Q. D. Foodie

Sometimes we come across a product that makes us smile and feel happy. That’s what I thought when I first saw Q.D.Foodie’s adorable kitchen tools. Then I learned the tools were designed for both kids and adults. Note to self: holiday gifts!  Q.D. Foodie is what I call a from the heart story. From development of the fun animation about the Q. D. Foodie character to the back-story of how & why founder Marci Heit created...

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Interview With Founders Lani Preis & Marla Zafft of chick*u*do
Sep29

Interview With Founders Lani Preis & Marla Zafft of chick*u*do

Launching a new business is exciting but often an experience where you feel you’re walking on egg shells. For Lani Preis and Marla Zafft their innovative, school lunch tool chick*u*do has to appeal to two audiences: parents and kids. That’s a pretty tall order. Lani and my paths have crossed many times in the Atlanta marketing world. When I learned about her new venture I was intrigued especially since chick*u*do is not a...

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Interview with Chef Johnny Carino
Oct13

Interview with Chef Johnny Carino

In his web bio, Chef Johnny Carino tells us his “… biggest pride in life was and continues to be helping others.”  So it was not a big surprise when I noticed Chef tweeting about partnering with the Greenville County Schools. Chef Johnny was tasked to bring his special touch to student lunches. And that he did indeed! His dishes helped promote even school cafeteria food can be healthy, delicious and Awesome! Wish...

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