Meet four women who were fed up with their jobs and decided it was time for a change. One opened an "all-things-cranberry" business. Two others together created a successful pie company. And the fourth started a fresh baked cookie delivery business.
Imagine leaving your home, your job, and even your country to follow your true passion...food. We'll meet three amazing women who moved to Paris to pursue careers in food and wine. We'll also visit a former high-tech exec who founded a bakery in Portland, OR.
Can a career in design be successfully translated into creative cuisine? From jewelry designer to decorative painter, we meet 5 former craftsmen who have combined their artistic spirit with their passion for food to create successful restaurants.
Today well meet a woman who pulled herself to the top by turning her talent for raising and feeding kids into a lucrative sauce business. Well also meet a former opera singer whos been on top of New Yorks catering scene for years, catering elegant parties for some of New Yorks highest society.
We'll meet two former businessmen who have translated their skills in finance into profitable food businesses. One was an accountant who now helps run a catering company, and the other was a banker who is now has a successful prepared food business.
We'll meet two woman who, against the odds, succeeded in making a fortune. One, an ex-retail vice president, created a 31 million dollar empire from a small cookie business. The other, a former radio exec, made it big with cheese straws.
"Fashion is fickle but food is forever," ...at least thats what several of our guests claim who left the glam NYC world of high fashion to enter the food business. Well meet a former textile designer who now invents specialty cakes and an ex-model who co-owns a very fashionable wine and tapas bar in New Yorks Meatpacking District.
We'll meet two career changers who have built their businesses on Island flavors and tastes. One's draws on her Cuban background for many of her sweet confections and the other's now the largest producer of Caribbean baked goods in the country.
Today, we'll meet two career changers who are cashing in on Americans passion for food and travel. One now leads culinary excursions to France and Italy. The other now owns a B&B in Napa Valley whereshe offers gourmet retreats.
This is a success story about Jackie Poole, who gave up a steady job to start a sizzling new career . Next meet Rick Cathey whose passion for BBQ drew him to Dallas after he abandoned his career and returned to his first love- BBQ.
Meet Robert Friedman who dreamed of leaving his media lifestyle behind for a new passion - BBQ. Next, it's 2 New Yorkers, Helen and Francios Bizalion who left the glamorous fashion world of NYC to start their own fine food store in the Berkshires.
First we meet Kelly Flatley and Brendan Synnott who created Bear Naked All Natural Granola from a couple bucks and ingredients from local stores. Next, we meet Lydia Schlosser, who learned to cook by volunteering at a cooking school and is now the pastry chef at a nearby restaurant.
First it's a hot look at a couple who met and fell in love with making their own salsas. Next three corporate lawyers left their law firm to start up PB Loco - a small peanut butter outlet at the Mall of America.