We love to celebrate great local makers, service providers, and resources that encourage small business growth in the Upstate!
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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.
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.
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!
Latin Flavorz offers savory authentic homemade style Latin food to-go meals and catering. They promise fresh ingredients, hand-crafted cooking, and Abuela’s (granny’s) lifelong recipes that will allow you to savor their Latin American Culture with every bite that you take.
They host carry-out events twice a week at Imagine Kitchen where you can pick up orders you conveniently place on the Latin Flavorz website. Click on the logo above to place an order today!
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.
As described by the owner, “I want the bold flavors of real, local, fresh ingredients to speak (loudly!) for themselves. I think a perfectly baked cake with just the right amount of fluffy buttercream swirled on top or a fudgy, gooey slice of chocolate pie wrapped in flakey, buttery crust are beautiful things all on their own. My ingredients are who they say they are. When you taste vanilla, it’s really vanilla. That strawberry you’re tasting? Actual strawberry. That’s why even our vanilla flavored cakes aren’t bleached white. We make everything with real ingredients, never artificial flavorings.”
THE FROSTING FAIRY
“We create sweet treats for our customers. Our specialty is decorated cookies. The Frosting Fairy was founded in 2017 by Regan Booths. We love to make our client’s events magical and memorable. From unicorn cookies to mini pink cupcakes, we love to make personalized sweet treats for all occasions. Regan Booths is a graduate of Johnson & Wales University where she studied Baking & Pastry Arts and Food Service Entrepreneurship. She has had a love for sweets ever since she was 10 years old. From her first cake to working with world class chefs, she has fully embraced her love for food and is ready to share it with you and your family.”
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.
Specializing in authentic, everyday Indian foods. It all started with a passion to cook and serve the best healthy and tasty Indian vegetarian and vegan food. My thought of operating an Indian Vegetarian and Vegan food truck is to spread my love for food. Whenever someone hears the word Vegetarian or Vegan food they just think it all about eating Salad or Greens. But the reality is that there are many Vegetarian and Vegan dishes. We try to avoid using chemicals, preservatives, artificial color, unhealthy oils in my cooking. In our view food should be simple and tasty.