The September/October issue of GOURMET INSIDER® magazine has officially dropped.
As we transition into fall baking season, executive managing editor, Emily Cappiello, spoke to Dave West of Brandon, FL-based Rolling Pin Kitchen Emporium and Melissa Turpin, co-owner of Honeycomb Kitchen Shop in Rogers, AR, about how successful baking classes can lead to increased sales.
Senior editor, Lauren De Bellis, got the scoop on what’s hot in barware from Ginger Cobl of Decatur, AL-based The Cupboard, Leah Daniels of Washington, DC-based Hill’s Kitchen and Jamie Butler, owner of Escalon, CA-based The Butler’s Pantry. It turns out, what’s old is new again across the country.
And for our retail profile this month, our executive managing editor spent some time getting to know Sean Gartland of Feast Gourmet Kitchen Shop. At one point, he thought he was going to get out of the food industry. It turns out, he just needed another plan.
Also in this issue is our comprehensive holiday planning guide; a how-to guide to building a coffee bar in your store; and an interview with GC Buying Group about their new online initiative.