Posts in category "Food entrepreneurs"

Buying Local in Chicago: Q-and-A With Patty Erd of The Spice House

The Unwrap Chicago campaign, conducted by the non-profit group Local First Chicago, is aimed at persuading consumers to spend their holiday shopping dollars with locally owned small businesses. But why buy local? The Spice House in Chicago’s Old Town neighborhood exemplifies some of the best reasons. There is the freshness of the products. The spices... Read more »

Spartan Jesse Lee Graff Wants To Get Chicago (BBQ) Sauced

Jesse Graff graduated from Michigan State University in 2005 with a degree in finance and moved to Chicago, where he worked for investment firms for several years. But Graff had an itch to explore going into business for himself — and a talent for making barbecue sauce that he had been honing since college. After... Read more »