Fridge Zeeland – Out to Lunch – It’s Baton Rouge
We’re serious about our food in south Louisiana, and food-related businesses are as interesting and varied as are our own family recipes for gumbo or oyster dressing. As the food industry becomes more complex and sophisticated there are ever more opportunities for entrepreneurs to craft new business models and come up with new ways of serving an ever expanding clientele.
Emliy Carlson is the Account Leader of an advertising and marketing firm devoted exclusively to servicing clients in the food business. The firm is aptly named Fridge, and has developed an expertise in everything related to the business of food—from production, packaging, labeling and licensing to regulations, retail, and everything in between. Among its clients you may know are Mellow Mushroom, Abita Beer and PJ’s Coffee.
Stephanie Phares is the owner of Zeeland Street Market, a beloved neighborhood restaurant that serves up soul-food, plate lunches, gourmet sandwiches, and comfort food breakfasts. Stephanie started the business more than 25 years ago near the Perkins Road Overpass and has become a neighborhood institution. She also is an advocate of healthy living and healthy eating, and her original recipes are designed with fresh, locally sourced and, when possible, low-fat ingredients.