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Florence Culinary Incubator Stirs Entrepreneurship Dreams

The Florence-based Shoals Entrepreneurial Center is home to a culinary incubator that offers a fully equipped, FDA-approved commercial kitchen for fledgling startups to rent at reasonable rates. Beyond that, the center’s staff provides coaching for their culinary clients, with advice … Continue reading

A Story Worth Sharing

Laura Hester, founder and owner of Red Gingham Gourmet, LLC, is commended for her hard work, dedication, and personal sacrifices in building her company into a successful enterprise. But, there is more to Laura’s story than just her business success. … Continue reading

SHOALS AREA BUSINESS WOMAN SELECTED TO ATTEND WALMART’S NATIONAL WOMEN’S ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT INITIATIVE CONFERENCE.

Laura Hester, owner of Red Gingham Gourmet, LLC, a  Florence Woman Owned Business (WOB) was recently invited to participate in Walmart’s Women’s Economic Empowerment Initiative in Bentonville, Arkansas.  Laura was among a select group of Women Owned Business executives that … Continue reading

What is Really in Your Food?

What is Really in Your Food? Certified organic, naturally grown, GMO, hybrids, heirlooms, hormones, antibiotics, free range, grass fed, GAP.  What do these terms mean and how do they affect you, the consumer? The Lauderdale County Extension Office is hosting … Continue reading

Investors are Hungry for Food Startups

Traditionally a field dominated by technology and biotechnology, venture investors have developed an appetite for food. With significant funding rounds for meal delivery services including HelloFresh and Blue Apron, food-related investments are on pace for the best year on record, … Continue reading

Medicinal Herb Garden Tour

The North Alabama Food Policy Council and Alabama A&M University will be hosting a medicinal herb garden tour on Saturday August 16th in Hazel Green. The tour will include a tour of exotic vegetable plots with Dr. Rao Mentreddy of … Continue reading

Kids Summer Cooking Camp Starts Next Week!!!

ONLY A FEW PLACES LEFT – RESERVE YOUR SPOT TODAY!!!!!!!  RED GINGHAM GOURMET Kids Summer Cooking Camp Starts Next Week Laura Hester, owner of Red Gingham Gourmet, will be teaching two Sessions of Cooking Classes for kids, at the Shoals … Continue reading

RED GINGHAM GOURMET PRESENTS KIDS SUMMER COOKING CAMP

  DON’T FORGET…….. RED GINGHAM GOURMET Kids Summer Cooking Camp Starts Next Week ONLY A FEW PLACES LEFT – RESERVE YOUR SPOT TODAY!!!!!!! Laura Hester, owner of Red Gingham Gourmet, will be teaching two Sessions of Cooking Classes for kids, … Continue reading

Congratulations to Smokin’ on the Boulevard!!!!

SMOKIN’ ON THE BOULEVARD NAMED 2014 ALABAMA BBQ BRACKET CHAMPION!!!!!!   Alabama Foods introduces the 2014 Alabama BBQ Bracket champion! It was a tight race, but Smokin’ on the Boulevard has come out on top and been named the 2014 … Continue reading

Food Business Workshop – Tuesday, April 15th 6 p.m.-8 p.m.

 Are you thinking about starting a food business with a favorite family recipe or maybe producing a value added product using vegetables from your garden? Join us at the Shoals Culinary Center (SCC) on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 from 6 p.m. … Continue reading