Les Dames D'Escoffier of Cleveland  

Chapter Co-Presidents
Cynthia Schuster Eakin
and Marty Nagele

Business to Business Directory | Shop Les Dames

Thank you for consulting the 2017 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 award-winning chevre.

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 Wooster Food Tours, 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.

Laura Adiletta is co-founder of Farm Fare, a mobile marketplace for local foods and business management software for food hubs and small- to mid-sized farms. Launched in January 2017, Farm Fare makes it easy for restaurant chefs, retail store managers and foodservice professionals to purchase local produce, meats, dairy, value-added products and more from farmers and artisans within 100 miles, without having to deal with stacks of invoices or receive multiple deliveries. Coming April 2017 to Apple and Android app stores. Visit ladiletta@farmfare.io for more info.

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.

Gloria Cipri-Kemer
, owner and proprietor of the Emerald Necklace Inn and Tea Room, has been recognized as a top female entrepreneur in Northeast Ohio “cbc” Cleveland Magazine. The Inn is a perfect get-away with beautiful guest rooms for you to enjoy a weekend (or more) away from home. Come sit, relax and enjoy the art of conversation over a tea tasting experience in our Tea Room or let us cater your birthday party, bridal or baby shower or any other special event. For more information, visit my website at www.emeraldnecklaceinn.com. Contact me at 440-333-9100 or stay@emeraldnecklaceinn.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, or visit my blog at cynthiascle.blogspot.com.

Linda Flannery. I offer my restaurant/ kitchen skills as well as catering/bartending experience for events of any size! Contact me at Linda_Flannery2@yahoo.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. 

Maggie Harrison, a Certified CSW and WSET Level 3 wine specialist with 25 years in the food and beverage industry with experience in restaurants, retail and distribution. I represent a fine wine portfolio for Vanguard Wines where my clients are primarily restaurants. In need of advice in choosing wines for a special event, or in pairing with your menu? Business owners, retail or restaurant, are you creating/changing a wine list and want to know what’s happening in the local market? These are my strengths: market trends, food pairings, education and advising. Available for in-home classes, staff trainings, team builds. Wine is food, food is life! View the portfolio I represent at www.vanguardwines.com. View my profile on LinkedIn. Contact me at maggieharrison@vanguardwines.com or 216-571-6939.
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, owner of Storehouse Tea in Ohio City. We manufacture over 50 Certified Organic fair trade loose leaf teas and tea blends, and sell them on line, and to healthy grocery stores, specialty shops, coffee houses and restaurants by the pound or by the package. We also can private label your own special blend for use in your restaurant, coffee shop, store or gourmet market. For wholesale pricing, call 216-406-9139 or email me at paula@storehousetea.com. Visit our website at www.storehousetea.com.
Marla Holmes, baker, culinary instructor, and top-selling director, recruiter and trainer with The Pampered Chef. Book an artisan bread class in your home! We will make 5 kinds of bread, and everyone leaves with the recipes and their own bread kit.  This class is a great idea for a bride and her bridesmaids or a girls’ night out. To purchase Pampered Chef products or view a catalog, go to www.pamperedchef.biz/marlamh. Or contact me at chefmarla@sbcglobal.net.

Latoya Hunter is a public relations practitioner and social media strategist specializing in restaurant, hospitality and food publicity. I offer a range of communications services including strategic campaigns, media materials (press releases, media pitches, etc.) and brand management. I also can help navigate the digital space through social media and blogger outreach. Contact Latoya_rhunter@yahoo.com or 216-798-2960 for more information.

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.

Jessie Lindawan, director of marketing, Paladar Restaurant Group. With nearly 10 years of experience in public relations, marketing and communications, I can assist with public relations campaigns, branding, social media strategy, copywriting, restaurant marketing and basic design needs. Please contact me at jesslindawan@gmail.com.

Jean C. Mackenzie, award-winning goat cheese producer. Mackenzie Creamery produces award-winning goat cheese. We are known for our fresh chèvre, which comes in 12 flavors ranging from sweet to savory or spicy.  We ship all across the country and can be found in restaurants as well as in retail stores in 22 states. We have several distributors and also offer direct wholesale. Our cheeses come both in retail size and bulk packaging. Please don’t hesitate to call with any questions at 440-226-0772, jeanniegoat@yahoo.com, www.mackenziecreamery.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.photostylistcleveland.com and I can be reached at MELISSA@LMPHOTO.COM.

Erin Toohey Naso is a freelance senior level public relations and marketing strategist with extensive agency background and proven success in strategizing and implementing campaigns of all sizes. I can help develop a PR or marketing plan in your budget and deliver on-point messaging strategies including general collateral, web and social content, press releases and media relations that position your brand for growth. Contact erinnaso@gmail.com or 216-570-8593.

Beth Schreibman-Gehring, INHC- AADP, is a freelance food and entertaining 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


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