Friday, November 23, 2012

Celebrate Small Business Saturday


Just like most all small businesses, ChefTools.com was built on a foundation of sweat, hard work, and late nights. What began as painfully small operation over a decade ago had grown into a successful small business that’s delivered cooking tools to thousands of people across the 50 states and Canada.

And we have no one to thank but you. 

November 24 is Small Business Saturday, a day that we take particular pride in because we’re a small business. We celebrate the effort and chutzpah it takes to building something on your own.  Sure, we sell products by big companies, but we also celebrate the little guy – because, at heart, that’s who we are. 

Take for instance Bag Adapter Kit. This company was started outside San Diego by a veteran cake decorator and dedicated mother who was tired of throwing away pastry bags that were cut to fit only one size pastry tip. So, Michelle Hageman created a simple device that fits in any pastry bag, allowing multiple uses with any size pastry tip. Not to mention, Hageman donates a portion of proceeds to the Autism Speaks foundation. 

The Bag Adapter Kit is the kind of product we seek out. From Bella Cupcake Couture to Raw Materials Design, ChefTools.com has a history of marketing products made by small businesses. So on this Small Business Saturday – just one day after many of us have partaken in the Black Friday shopping binge at big retailers – consider supporting a small business. Below you’ll find a list of some small businesses whose products we sell. Who knows, you might find one that’s in your own backyard.

Bella Cupcake Couture – Newcastle, Washington
USA Pans – Crescent, Pennsylvania
Stone Buhr Flour – Reardan, Washington
Bag Adapter Kit – San Marcos, California
Magic Line Bakeware – Gardena, California
Lucks Cake Decorating – Tacoma, Washington
J&D’s Bacon Products – Seattle, Washington
Range Kleen – Lima, Ohio
LamsonSharp cutlery – Shelburne Fall, Massachusetts
Raw Materials Design linens – Seattle, Washington
Architec housewares – Delray Beach, Florida
Zeroll cooking tools – Ft. Pierce, Florida
Ateco – Glenn Cove, New York
Seattle Popcorn Company – Seattle, Washington
Beater Blade – New Duncansville, Pennsylvania
Aerobie AeroPresse – Palo Alto, California
Ritrovo Italian Importers – Burien, Washington
India Tree spices – Seattle, Washington
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