We love to celebrate great local makers, service providers, and resources that encourage small business growth in the Upstate!
Here’s to our LOCAL maker community, check them out! #LocalLove
Carolina Girl Cooks
Jennifer Glover is the home chef affectionately known as “Carolina Girl Cooks.” Based out of Greenville, South Carolina, Carolina Girl Cooks tea cookies come in delicious natural flavors and artfully crafted packaging. There are four signature flavors: Lavender, Orange Cardamom, Chocolate Chip Rosemary Sea Salt, and Rose. They are baked by hand with the finest dried, edible buds. The end result is a delectably buttery, floral cookie that tastes just as lovely as a garden smells.
iVIVA offers himalayan salt and essential oil goods. Handcrafted natural Himalayan Salt Lamps emit negative ions that create a balanced and harmonious mood while purifying the air. Himalayan Table Salt is pure, hand-mined salt that is believed to be the purest salt found on earth! Himalayan Bath Salts allow you to cleanse the body and revive your spirit. These salts awaken the senses while increasing circulation, relieving stress and revitalizing your metabolism.
Jonathan Caleb CAKE
Jonathan Caleb is a self-taught confections creative specializing in custom sweet creations, based in Greenville, South Carolina. A graphic designer by day, Jonathan’s attention to detail and innovative combinations have brought him world-wide attention. A gold foil, sprinkle, and glitter lover, he combines seasonal flavors with a whimsical flare, making any occasion feel like a party. His work has been published in countless magazines, websites and social media channels and he plans to open a brick-and-mortar storefront in the near future.
THE MEDITERRANEAN CORNER
THE MEDITERRANEAN CORNER is a gourmet culinary company that offers Private Dinner Experiences, Corporate Team Building Events, and Cooking Classes, centered around a fine Spanish-Mediterranean cuisine. TMC was founded in 2013 by Personal Chef Alba Sunyer, out of a passion for cooking and the willingness to bring the cuisine of her native Barcelona to the United States. She brings the Mediterranean way of life to you, creating an entire meal experience around a series of dishes that you will love.
LA DOLCE VITA CATERING AND EVENTS
La Dolce Vita is a family run & owned business that takes pride in their classic Southern Italian cooking, guest experience, and remarkable service that will leave a lasting impression! Owner and Executive Chef, Abe Aquirre, has the goal of opening a Latin Kitchen & Italian Steak House Restaurant. Abes vision for La Dolce Vita Catering & Events is to keep the tradition of his rich cultural heritage going strong and to gather and delight the Upstate community with memorable culinary experiences that will leave a lasting impression!
MEMOIRS FINE CATERING AND EVENT PLANNING
Memoirs is a full service Event Planning Company providing, Planning, Catering, Personal Chef Services and Intimate Events Creating Memories.” They manage all stages of your event, so you can relax and enjoy your event knowing that every detail has been handled with perfection. Their mission is to create lifetime memories by elevating the standards of events, by providing quality products, sound advice and attentive professions from start to finish. As Events Designers, we are guided by your vision and expectation of excellence.
Texture Catering caters for groups as few as two, or as many as a few hundred. Their aim is to always provide great menu selections that will have you feeling relaxed, knowing you’ll receive excellently prepared, tasty entrees that fit your lifestyle and budget. They pride themselves on using the best and freshest ingredients, coupled with unique and exotic island spices to give you a unique catering experience. Their memorable menus are influenced by new American, International, modern Caribbean blending with Southern American cuisines.
THE LOWCOUNTRY LADLE
Using time-honored southern recipes, they started this business as a tribute to their family and to create a legacy for their children. They specialize in soups and spreads and you can find them selling at local artisan and farmers markets with items like Chicken Salad, Pimento Cheese, Bacon Jam and Brunswick Stew. In addition to selling their signature products in local markets, they also offer catering services for weddings and other local events.
THYME AND PLAY
THYME and Play is a personal chef service that creates fun dinner experiences for veterans, adults, caregivers, and families that are neuro-diverse, physically impaired, or may struggle in a “typical” restaurant environment. Our mission is to nourish the heart, mind, and body of our Greenville community by fusing social opportunity, disability awareness and great food all in one. THYME and Play is a woman owned, service-connected disabled veteran small business that operates in the upstate of South Carolina.
Energi provides Greenville, SC with healthy, gluten-free and vegan treats, and they are happy to ship nationwide.
Their products are sold daily at Southern Om Hot Yoga (on Woodruff Rd). Energi was started by Gigi Nally, who was diagnosed with celiac disease at age 15 and who has been an ethical vegan for years now. She has a passion for baking and for helping others achieve their healthiest, best self. She believes snacks be delicious, healthy, and cruelty-free.