7 Women Who Turned Their Food Passion into a Career

7 Women Who Turned Their Food Passion into a Career

Stephanie Barlow
Mar 28, 2011

Ever considered turning your jam into a business? That's what Rachel Saunders did with Blue Chair Fruit (which we happened to feature in a cookbook review). This month's O magazine touches on six other women who succeeded in creating a business out of their interest in food.

More than just stories about the food that allowed these women to start their own businesses, O Magazine covers how each of them got started. One similarity between the stories? No idea is too small. Irene Costello and Joan MacIssac, for example, created a business out of MacIsaac's mother's "perfect" oatcakes - a cookie cracker hybrid. They started selling Effie's Homemade oatcakes at a holiday fair in 2006 and today they are sold nationwide.

Tasia Malakasis was inspired by a cheese maker located just minutes from her hometown in Alabama. After an apprenticeship, she took a chance and convinced the owner to sell the company. Today her goat cheese, Belle Chèvre, is sold at stores big and small across the country.

What food product would you love to sell to the world?

Read more: 7 Women Who Turned Their Passion For Food into a Career at Oprah.com

Related: Kitchen Tour: Rachel Saunders of Blue Chair Fruit

(Image: Sara Remington)

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