Posts Tagged ‘food-based businesses’

Behind the Scenes: Piada

Behind the Scenes: Piada
Piada’s success is no secret. The continually expanding fast-casual restaurant concept was voted Metropreneur’s top high-growth small business of 2013. Behind Founder Chris Doody is a duo that has been a part of the carefully curated concept since its inception. Jamy Bolling is Corporate...
April 10th, 2014 | Behind the Scenes | Read More

Fit Food Delivers Healthy, Convenient Meals

Fit Food Delivers Healthy, Convenient Meals
Healthy and convenience food normally don’t belong in the same sentence. However a new Columbus business delivers healthy, ready-to-eat meals and snacks right to your doorstep – without it costing an arm and a leg. Monday through Friday, Fit Food delivers their menu of delicious yet health-conscious...
April 8th, 2014 | Business Profiles | Read More

Willowbeez Soulveg Serves Up Vegetarian Soul Food

Willowbeez Soulveg Serves Up Vegetarian Soul Food
If you’ve been to the 400 W. Rich Farmers Market you’ve probably noticed the lines at Willowbeez Soulveg. Carnell Willoughby cooks up the vegetarian and vegan soul food that has become a hit with the market crowd. When it’s affordable and available Willoughby uses local produce to create...
March 31st, 2014 | Business Profiles | Read More

The Food Fort’s First Annual Showcase A Resounding Success

The Food Fort’s First Annual Showcase A Resounding Success
From zesty chipotle sliders to decadent blackberry sage donuts, The Food Fort’s first annual showcase attracted hundreds of hungry attendees eager for an introduction to the diversely talented “foodie-preneurs” that call The Food Fort Home. “We spent months coordinating so many moving parts,”...
March 27th, 2014 | ECDI Spotlight | Read More

Florence Freeman: The Food Fort Saves A Business

Florence Freeman: The Food Fort Saves A Business
When Florence Freeman moved to Columbus in 1996, she quickly realized there was an absence of ethnic food options in the state’s capital. “My first thought was, ‘All you guys eat here are hamburgers?’” Freeman says. “Chinese restaurants were the only other ethnic foods here. I was stunned....
February 27th, 2014 | ECDI Spotlight | Read More

Sunapple Kitchens Offer Commercial Kitchen Space for Entrepreneurs

Sunapple Kitchens Offer Commercial Kitchen Space for Entrepreneurs
Kitchens that once turned out hot lunches for ARC Industries employees are now an opportunity for small businesses to access commercial kitchens while offering meaningful employment for adults with developmental disabilities. When the demand for lunches dipped and the kitchens stopped serving meals in...
January 30th, 2014 | Entrepreneurial Support | Read More

Azteca Catering Brings Traditional Mexican Culture to Columbus

Azteca Catering Brings Traditional Mexican Culture to Columbus
One woman’s desire to share her cultural heritage is at the center of a unique Clintonville business. Leticia Vazquez-Smith gave Azteca Catering a permanent home at 3339 N. High St. to bring traditional Mexican food and folk art to Columbus. Exploring the Mexican cuisine in the city, Vazquez-Smith...
January 17th, 2014 | Business Profiles | Read More

Upcoming CORA Event Covers Restaurant Project & Approval Planning 101

Upcoming CORA Event Covers Restaurant Project & Approval Planning 101
A Central Ohio Restaurant Association event will help aspiring restaurant owners learn the ins and outs restaurant planning and project approval. The event will take place at the White Castle Systems Corporate & Training Offices at 555 W. Goodale Street on Wednesday, October 9th from 1:30 –...
October 4th, 2013 | Upcoming Events | Read More