I have always come across great discussions here that have been very helpful. My husband and I are the owners of 'Maui Pasta Company" which is a hot and cold take out, deli, and pasta shop. It all started when I started selling pasta from my driveway, infused with fresh locally grown herbs. It grew to farmer's markets, small grocers, and when we got our first large local grocery chain, we were able to establish our own commercial kitchen space.
I did some culinary training in Italy years ago, nothing too formal, and have a knack and passion for Italian food, and we expanded from wholesale manufacturing of pasta to a take-out Italian Food establishment, attached to a small deli/pasta shop. My recipes and food have been very well received. I was in charge of all food production (wholesale and retail and take out); my husband was in charge of the business side of things.
Recently and very quickly, he has been struck with metastatic melanoma to the brain and lungs, and I am left with the business to run by myself. I am reaching out to all communities that I can in order to save our business and our dream. I have been told by an executive chef of one of the most renowned restaurants here, who is a friend as well, that my new role is executive chef and while I've given myself that title a while ago, the full scope of the tasks is now immediately needed.
I do have an amazing and dedicated staff, but I have arrived here, after using all sorts of the posts here as reference in building our brand and refining recipes, to join as a member and to be part of your great community.
I am looking forward to being part of this community!