Flavor of Georgia – Talented Women Food Makers

Flavor of Georgia

Flavor of Georgia 2019

In Celebration of Women’s History Month we’re highlighting some of the Flavor of Georgia talented women finalists and winners. 

We love foodpreneurs aka food makers. So when we were invited, for the second year, to help socialize a very special event – Flavor of Georgia 2019 – it took a nano second to say a big Yes to Merritt at UGA.

Flavor of Georgia is an innovative contest that puts talented, local food makers front and center. This year there were 33 finalists who made the last round of judging. They were invited to be part of the mini trade show where friends, family, media and of course political folks could meet these entrepreneurs and taste their delicious food.

While there were amazing dudes who were finalists and winners of Flavor of Georgia, since March is Women’s History Month, we thought it would be fun to highlight several of the women food makers from Flavor of Georgia.

They started with a dream… 

Cathy Cunningham, Mama Geraldine’s Bodacious Food Co.

Cathy Cunningham, Mama Geraldine's Bodacious Food Co.

Cathy Cunningham, Mama Geraldine’s Bodacious Food Co.

Charmaine Enslin & Chantelle, Pouch Pies – Winner Meats & Pies

Charmaine Enslin & Chantelle, Pouch Pies

Charmaine Enslin & Chantelle, Pouch Pies

Debbie Hobdy, Olive Orchards of Georgia

Debra Ferguson, Hunter Cattle Co.

Debra Ferguson, Hunter Cattle Co.

Debra Ferguson, Hunter Cattle Co.

Effy Cates, Wingin Out  – Winner BBQ Sauce for  Blueberry Barbecue Sauce

Effy Cates, Wingin Out

Effy Cates, Wingin Out

Heather Wynn, Elusive Jams

Heather Wynn, Elusive Jams

Heather Wynn, Elusive Jams

Laura Frankin Cook, H. L. Franklin’s Healthy Honey

Laura Frankin Cook, H. L. Franklin’s Healthy Honey

Laura Frankin Cook, H. L. Franklin’s Healthy Honey

Laura Jensen, Jensen Reserve

Lauren Bolden, Pie Provisions – Winner Confections

Lauren Bolden, Pie Provisions

Lauren Bolden, Pie Provisions

Natalie Keng and Margaret Keng, Chinese Southern Belle

Natalie Keng and Margaret Keng, Chinese Southern Belle

Natalie Keng and Margaret Keng, Chinese Southern Belle

Suzi Sheffield, Beautiful Briny Sea  – Grand Prize Winner! Winner Sauces & Seasonings

Suzi Sheffield, Beautiful Briny Sea

Suzi Sheffield, Beautiful Briny Sea

A Cacao Affair

A Caco Affair

A Caco Affair

The Religious Nuts

Religious Nut Company

Religious Nuts Company

As always, we encourage you to #BuyLocal – no matter where you live.

Note: Flavor of Georgia is organized by UGA CAES Center for Agribusinss and Economic Development, with the support from the Office of the Georgia Governor, Georgia Department of Agriculture, Georgia Grown, Gourmet Foods International, Georgia Agribusiness Council, Nadine’s Cuisine and Georgia CEO.

Author: Toby Bloomberg

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