GOURMET INSIDER® has named Brad Pitner of Mount Pleasant, SC-based Coastal Cupboard; Diana and Dan Saklad of Whisk, located in Cary, NC; and Denise Lindbo of Minot, ND-based Gourmet Chef its 2015 All-Stars.
This year’s honorees each have positively impacted their communities as well as the gourmet housewares industry. Pitner, a second generation owner, has taken Coastal Cupboard’s business to new heights by increasing the store’s product mix and adding a demonstration kitchen. The Saklads have concentrated on making Whisk stand out from the competition and have worked to create a community of cooks in the Triangle region of central North Carolina. Community is also of paramount importance to Lindbo as she works hard to keep up with the many changes in her hometown while maintaining a personal touch, making her a favorite and a staple on Minot’s Main Street.
To read all of the in-depth All-Star stories, see the July/August issue of GOURMET INSIDER.