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Thank you for consulting the 2019 Les Dames d’Escoffier/Cleveland Chapter Business to Business Directory. Whether you are creating a website, writing a cookbook, planning a wedding, or seeking a food photographer, you can find expert advice, information and services among the Cleveland Dames. The following directory reflects sources for everything from gourmet gift baskets to baking classes … from tea tastings to food tours … from copywriting to wine education.

Next time you are in the market for professional culinary services and products, please consult this directory and support the businesses operated by Cleveland’s Les Dames d’Escoffier.

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Barb Abbott, owner of Canton Food Tours and co-author of “Stark County Food: From Early Farming to Modern Meals,” offers guided walking tours to showcase a particular region, city or neighborhood, with food as the unifying theme. Our three- to fourhour events are suitable for locals, tourists or foodies; groups or individuals; and company team building or special celebrations. Our partners include food providers as well as cultural and historical venues such as museums and art galleries. Please consider me when planning a unique event for yourself or your group. I am also always eager to speak with owners of potential new venues. Visit my website at http://cantonfoodtours.com, email Barb@CantonFoodTours.com or call me at 330-495-0929.

Jackie Bebenroth is co-founder of The Spice Companies and Principal of New Food Consulting Group, a firm that advises organizations across the food system on how to source, manufacture and market fresh, local ingredients. Services include brand, marketing, culinary and agricultural consulting, as well as educational workshops and retreats at her Brecksville farm, Spice Acres. Contact: JackieBebenroth@gmail.com

Shara Bohach, owner of Unity Design, specializes in building brands for the culinary industry. Designing everything from logos and identity, to websites, social media, menus, food packaging, trade show graphics, and advertising. Consider us for any print or web design project that needs a fresh, creative approach. View design samples at www.unitydesign.biz or contact Shara at shara@unitydesign.biz or 440-526-9688.

Elaine T. Cicora
, James Beard Award-winning journalist, freelance writer/editor and culinary educator. Consider me for all your copywriting and editing needs, including press releases, mission statements, website content, website updates, brochure content, public relations materials and social media postings. Contact me at etcicora@gmail.com.

Cynthia Schuster Eakin, freelance writer/editor, is available for your copy writing and editing needs, including press releases, website content, website updates, brochure content, public relations materials, social media postings and photography. You can contact me at 216-213-0312, case915@aol.com, caeakin@gmail.com.

Carmella Fragassi, chef, restaurant owner, and culinary instructor. As the owner and chef of La Campagna restaurant, I can assist you in all your culinary/entertainment and gift needs, including catering, small private parties, special events, cooking classes for adults and children, custom gourmet gift baskets, imported and domestic wines, craft beers and cookies.  I am an importer of fine olive oils and conduct trips to Puglia, Italy. If you need an experienced judge for your organization’s culinary competition, please consider me; I have judged a number of local cooking competitions, including the Chili Cookoff for Autism, and the Top Chef Grill Off at the annual Shaker Square Garlic Festival. Contact me at 440-871-1771 or lacampagna@sbcglobal.net. Or visit my website at www.lacampagnaonline.com.

Carol Hacker, freelance home economist. I have a lot of experience in recipe editing, recipe testing and product demonstration. I have also worked in product development and managed consumer affairs and the test kitchen for a consumer products company. Contact me at cjhacker@sbcglobal.net. 

Heather Haviland is the award-winning owner and chef of Lucky’s Café and Sweet Mosaic Inc.  She has been featured nationally on the Food Network’s Diners, Drive-ins and Dives and Best Thing I Ever Ate,  and locally in a number of televised appearances. In addition to the café and bakery, Heather offers offsite catering (full menu and pastries); wedding cake creation; café event rental after 5 p.m. daily; Thanksgiving catering (full menu and pies); and seasonal patio rental. For more information, call 216-622-7773 or send email to luckyscafemanager@gmail.com. And visit our websites: www.luckyscafe.com and www.sweetmosaic.com.
Paula Hershman is owner of Ohio City’s Storehouse Tea, Northeast Ohio’s premier hand-crafter of high quality, organic and Fair Trade loose leaf teas. We source only fresh organic tea leaves shipped directly to us, then hand blend the teas with the most flavorful, organic ingredients from around the world to create over fifty fresh tasting loose-leaf tea blends. We also have a new line of 13 organic Fair Trade loose leaf Tea Sachets perfect for restaurants, catering, hotels, colleges, and hospitals, which we retail in biodegradable boxes for individual/family use. For wholesale pricing, call 216-406-9139 or email me at paula@storehousetea.com. Please visit our website at www.storehousetea.com.
Marla Holmes, baker, culinary instructor, and owner-operator of Marla the Chef in Red, LLC. I teach cooking classes at various locations that include Miller Nature Preserve in Avon, Emerald & Violet Studio in Olmsted Falls, Polaris Career Center in Middleburg Heights, and offer catering. In addition, I am available for informational talks on culinary travels through Italy with my presentation, “Italy, a culinary journey with Marla the Chef in Red.” Find me at www.facebook.com/Marlathechefinred/ and at www.marlathechefinred.com. Or contact me at 440-773-9033, or at chefmarla@sbcglobal.net.

Maria Isabella, award-winning cookbook author, freelance writer, recipe tester, and special project editor at Vitamix. I offer a wide range of communications services, including copywriting, editing, proofreading, content marketing, website creation/maintenance, and digital/social media campaigning. For more information, visit my website at www.maria-isabella.com and my blog at www.MariasBitsAndPieces.com. Contact me at mariaisabella21@gmail.com.

Melissa McClelland, freelance food and prop stylist, recipe developer and food writer. My styling clients range from international corporations to food magazines. I have been a staff recipe tester and developer for Eating Well Magazine and am currently an ongoing contributor to Edible Cleveland where I create the In Season and Technique columns, as well as periodic blog posts. My newest project is the transformation of my Cleveland Heights front yard into a traditional French kitchen garden. Contact me for elegantly styled food for photography, film or TV, as well as food writing, recipe development and testing. My work may be seen at www.stylingmel.com and I can be reached at mel@stylingmel.com.

Amanda Montague, co-owner and chef at Lilly Chocolates & Confections, creates a Willy Wonka-esque foodie wonderland in her small shop in the Old Brooklyn neighborhood. Since opening in 2008, she has crafted hundreds of different flavors of truffles, chocolate bars, bark and other confections. She has won 5 awards from the March of Dimes Signature Chef Auction for best in the Sweet category and has won Best of Cleveland in Cleveland Magazine for Best Chocolatier. She retails all of her 50+ chocolates and confections in her shop in Old Brooklyn and also wholesales to other shops in the area. Keep Lilly in mind for every day snacking, gift giving and overall joy & happiness. www.lhchocolate.com

Beth Schreibman-Gehring, INHC- AADP, is a freelance food and entertainment writer, photographer and blogger. After an impressive career as one of Cleveland’s leading tastemakers, Beth has turned her talents to teaching and coaching others about urban farming, herbs and flowers, lifestyle, etiquette, cooking and entertaining. She is an Institute of Integrative Nutrition Certified Health Coach, herbalist and aromatherapist who has studied with David Wolfe, Sarah Gottfried and currently The New England Academy of Herbal Medicine. She is licensed with the American Association of Drugless Practitioners. Please view her full bio at http://stirringthesenses.weebly.com/fall-madly-in-love-with-your-life.html. Beth can be contacted at beth.gehring@stirringthesenses.com.

Beth Segal photographs food: on location in restaurants, fields and farms, or in her studio that’s stocked with a plethora of culinary props. Combining years of experience and a unique talent to produce conceptually fresh and exciting imagery, she creates beautiful and compelling photography for websites, social media content, editorial projects, brochures, small catalogs and other marketing materials. Contact: bjsegalphoto@gmail.com or 216-514-0501.
Bev Shaffer is an award-winning chef and cookbook author (having written six internationally acclaimed cookbooks), freelance travel and food writer, food stylist, and recipe development specialist in international as well as local cuisines.  She is also an award-winning television and radio personality. For additional information, please view her bio at www.bevshaffer.com/about. Bev can be reached at bev.foodwithattitude@gmail.com.

Terry Thomsen, owner of Frickaccios.  Frickaccios is a wholesale bakery. We make the famous pizza bagel at Stand A8 the Westside Market.  We also bake for various restaurants. We can do rolls, breads and bagels.  Our second division is a Certified Organic dough company making USDA organic dough for pizza, calzones, pot pies, bread sticks, cinnamon rolls and empanadas. Consider us for all your wholesale baking. Contact me at 440-227-6073; learn more at www.frickaccios.com | Feel Good Dough

Paris Wolfe has been writing since she could grip a thick blue Laddie pencil. Today, she is a dynamic, award-winning writer, editor and content manager providing freelance and contract writing/editing talent. She possesses industry proficiency in food, travel, gardens, motorcycles, business, healthcare, human resources and education. She regularly blogs for The Herb Society of America and is available to blog for others. In addition, she has a proven track record in delivering insightful, compelling print and digital content for more than three dozen trade and consumer publications and websites. If you are looking for a writer, contact Paris at 440-867-8966 or pariswolfe@yahoo.com.


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