Culinary Apple, located in Chelan, WA, is celebrating its 22nd business anniversary this month.
The store, which is owned by David and Mary Weldy, began as the The Harvest Tree Apple Store, which the couple purchased from previous owners and Mary ran for several years. The couple then opened The Kitchen Station down the block in 2001, however, combined both stores a short while later to create Culinary Apple.
A store that appeals to all five senses, the couple puts an emphasis on associate training and customer service to stand out from others in the industry.
“It’s a store to experience. And that’s what we try to give everyone,” said David Weldy about the store in a 2016 interview with GOURMET INSIDER.