Breanna Rose is a freelance writer, facilitator, and strategist in Honolulu. Raised in the food and beverage industry, she was a yacht chef in the Mediterranean and spent the past decade building networks to advance sustainability policy in Hawaiʻi and globally. Connect with her on Linkedin.

CoFounders in front of the galaxy coffee truck

The Galaxy Coffee is the First Queer-Owned Coffee Truck in Columbus

A pandemic layoff from Starbucks led two friends to start their own coffee truck devoted to inclusion, accessibility and community.

Cookies that Channel the Colorado Rockies

Gnarly Mountain bakes the spirit of Colorado into its cookies and an upcoming line of cold brew coffee.
hana and nile

Take the Pilgrimage to Holey Grail Donuts

Long waits, live DJs and a sacred ingredient: This is the story behind the brother-and-sister owned donut-pleasing empire.
numa foods founders with products

A Mother And Daughter’s Quest For The Ultimate Healthy Snack

Numa Foods captures its founders’ Asian American identity and delivers it in healthy portions.
angeliah holding a 4 pack of cupcakes

What’s Yo Flava? These Are Not Yo Mama’s Cupcakes

Angeliah Han creates cupcakes influenced by her Korean-American heritage and love of Pacific Island flavors.
kiki with poi dog sauces

The Secret Sauce: Poi Dog Brings Hawaiʻi Flavors to Kitchens Everywhere

One chef’s entrepreneurial spirit and love for Hawaiʻi is keeping her company’s power-packed flavors alive with a new sauce line.
chef hui bag recipient

A Collective in Hawai’i Comes Together to Feed Those In Need

Hui is a Hawaiian word that refers to a partnership, alliance, or team. And that’s what the collective called Chef Hui is all about: A collaboration of stakeholders from all walks of life uniting through a shared mission to “keeping farmers farming, chefs cooking and communities fed.”

Baking, Booze and a Side of Depeche Mode

Cupcakes infused with beer? Yes, please. These Salt Lake City creations are paired with the latest local craft releases from the baketender at Sweet Vinyl Bakeshop.
muki dogs vegan hot dog stand

Vegan Hot Dogs Are a Hit in Hawaiʻi

Vegans and meat lovers alike line up for the vegan hot dogs at Muki Dogs. This pandemic business in Hawai’i serves uploaded, flame-broiled dogs cooked by an Air Force veteran.