The Entrepreneurs

Stories behind the food we love.
lentil greek salad

Here’s How to Reduce Food Waste at Home, One Meal at a Time

By Elizabeth Hazard

A start-up company looks to simplify meal planning prep and cut back on the food we waste in a few simple steps.

platters of sushi

Connecticut Foodie Start-up Is No Raw Deal

By Sarah Strong

Max Weiss missed sushi so much during the pandemic, he created his own company that brings sushi to you. And not just any sushi, but the high-end nigiri best exemplified by the omakase meal.

franks family

JACK’s Salsa is a St. Louis Family Affair

By Kate Eplboim

Jordan Franks never liked tomatoes. Now he’s the force behind JACK’s Salsa, which he owns and runs with his life partner Alex.

Babka from babka bailout

Babka: A Family Recipe Saves an Employee and Jumpstarts a Business

By AnnMarie Mattila

When Jersey City resident Michal Prevor learned her beloved housekeeper Carmen was struggling to pay her bills, she knew she had to take action. So, she started baking babka.

barnet sisters with cookie cakes

Sweet Cookies, Salty Messages

By AnnMarie Mattila

The urge to send something cheeky to a date got Beth Barnet and her sister thinking. The result is a personalized cookie company where sass is welcome.

earl gray spread

Husband and Wife Duo Spread Happiness with a Korean Dessert Tradition

By Nicolette Degrassi

Nick Ng and Ahreum Kim used the pandemic to get creative with Ooyoo, a Minnesota-based company specializing in Korean-style dessert spreads.

Sophie Mendelson and Martha Bass

Bewitched in St. Louis: An Ice Cream Tale

By Stacy Brooks

These two self-described “food system nerds” turned their small batch ice cream company Sugarwitch into something so magical it’s inspired a cult following.

emree woods

Georgia Entrepreneur Makes a Splash with Non-Alcoholic Beer

By Victoria Pardo

When pregnant in 2017, Emree Woods noticed there weren’t a lot of great options for a decent beer replacement. So the Marietta, Georgia mom created her ow

rebecca king

Deli Manna from “The Bad Jew” – Porkstrami Has Arrived!

By Kate Eplboim

Rebecca King ducked her office job in commercial real estate to ply the farmers market and go home and cook. Now her very un-kosher Jewish deli pop-up operates at LA’s Smorgasburg where King cures her own pork pastrami.