Posts Tagged ‘food-based businesses’

Big Things Ahead for Little Eater

Big Things Ahead for Little Eater
As her interview with Columbus Underground shows, we can expect to see more of Little Eater and Cara Mangini across Columbus. Her vegetable-based, prepared foods offer a healthy alternative to the typical grab-and-go fair. Columbus’ many local farmers offer a seasonal pipeline of produce to help...
July 5th, 2013 | Business Profiles | Read More

New Food Truck Offers Jewish Comfort Food Favorites

New Food Truck Offers Jewish Comfort Food Favorites
A new food truck will be cruising the Columbus streets starting in July. Chef Catie Randazzo and Business Manager Shoshanna Gross moved from New York City to Columbus to start Challah!, a Jewish deli sandwich truck. Columbus’ friendly food truck environment and local support from family and friends...
June 27th, 2013 | Business Profiles | Read More

T. Marzetti Co. built on hard work, commitment to quality

T. Marzetti Co. built on hard work, commitment to quality
In 1896, Teresa Marzetti immigrated to the United States and opened a small restaurant here in Columbus. Though Marzetti’s eventually matured into a four-star restaurant, it’s doubtful its founder imagined it would become the giant specialty foods corporation it is today. Located near The...
January 29th, 2013 | Business Profiles | Read More

Freedom a la Cart employs survivors of human trafficking

Freedom a la Cart employs survivors of human trafficking
Survivors of human trafficking face considerable challenges when trying to rebuild their lives. Felonies and a lack of basic job skills frequently prevent them from obtaining gainful employment. Enter Freedom a la Cart. Started by Doma International Founder Julie Clark, the food cart and catering business...
January 25th, 2013 | Business Profiles | Read More

Cameron Mitchell on what he’s learned after 20 years in the restaurant biz

Cameron Mitchell on what he’s learned after 20 years in the restaurant biz
In the last 20 years, Cameron Mitchell has opened nearly 70 restaurants in eight states. The Upper Arlington native has more than a dozen restaurants in Central Ohio alone, including Marcella’s Ristorante, M, and Martini Modern Italian. Next month, he will unveil his first new concept in five years:...
January 22nd, 2013 | Expert Perspective | Read More

Woman-owned businesses thriving at ECDI’s Food Fort

Woman-owned businesses thriving at ECDI’s Food Fort
Bleu & Fig Owner Brooke Kinsey is one of the fabulous female business owners taking advantage of a unique entrepreneurial boost available only in Columbus. The Eddie Grayson Culinary Lab at the Economic and Community Development Institute −a fully licensed kitchen for caterers, bakers, and individual...
December 27th, 2012 | ECDI Spotlight | Read More

Krema Nut Co. flourishing more than a century after its founding

Krema Nut Co. flourishing more than a century after its founding
A man by the name of Benton Black founded Krema Nut Co. in Central Ohio in 1898. More than 100 years later, the business continues to be one of the most successful in the region. Krema’s first product was peanut butter. In fact, it is among the oldest peanut butter producers in the country. Peanut...
December 17th, 2012 | Business Profiles | Read More

Solay Bistro flourishes with ECDI’s help

Solay Bistro flourishes with ECDI’s help
Create a job a day, a business a week. This isn’t another slogan. It is a track record –proven over eight years– of one local non-profit. The Economic and Community Development Institute has created or assisted in maintaining a job a day and a business a week since its creation. Columbus is...
November 29th, 2012 | ECDI Spotlight | Read More