The Entrepreneurs

Stories behind the food we love.
tasting collective membership card and salad with oranges

Welcome to A New Way to Dine

By Elizabeth Hazard

Nat Gelb understands the need for connection. He also has a deep passion for food. Put the two together and you have the Tasting Collective, a private membership community for food lovers.

beatrice wolnerman

Squeezing Lemons Turned Out to be More Fruitful than Imagined

By Elizabeth Hazard

What started as a summer pop-up on a Detroit pedestrian path has turned into a thriving lemonade business called Bea’s Squeeze.

w Shannon Ronan and Breelyn MacDonald with jerky

This Woman-Owned Business is Making Beef Jerky with Love and Pride

By Nicolette Degrassi

What started as a hobby turned into a business. Meet the “two chicks” behind California-based Two Chicks Beef Jerky.

aria and maya baking cookies

Double the Goodness from Twins who Cook

By Sarah Strong

Proclaiming “sugar as their best friend,” these twin sisters from New York took their pandemic cooking to a new level by starting a cookie business.

root crafted mixer, shaker and cocktail

Two Moms, a Cocktail Shaker and a Dream

By Nicolette Degrassi

These Pennsylvania friends, mothers and neighbors concocted a line of organic mixers designed to create the perfect drink

zach Vraa holding pints of ice cream

From the Gridiron to the Icebox: Touchdown-Worthy Pints

By Sarah Strong

This former North Dakota State football player has converted his passion for food into a small batch ice cream success story.

Allison Declereq holding a loaf of bread

Former Tech Startup Exec Brings Artisan Bread to Denver

By Kate Eplboim

Allison Declereq always knew she loved feeding people. She left a tech startup to figure it out and now she’s baking bread at Denver’s Funky Flame.

girl nextdough truck

This Girl Nextdough Keeps on Truckin’

By Sarah Strong

When a friend moved to Jersey and had a food truck to sell, this Charleston resident thought: “If not now, when?” She’s now selling bagels on St. James Island.

angeliah holding a 4 pack of cupcakes

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

By Breanna Rose

Angeliah Han creates cupcakes influenced by her Korean-American heritage and love of Pacific Island flavors.