2016 was an absolutely incredible year for Blue Sage Cuisine! Just reviewing the years accomplishments has me reeling! On Dec 31, 2015, I remember feeling this same way. I posted an instagram photo collage with the hashtag,
(December 31, 2015 Instagram post)
#2016youvegotbigshoestofill. Not only did this year fill the shoes, we've outgrown them and moved on to a bigger pair:) Aggghhh, Where to begin...
I guess the beginning will do....
We had an incredibly busy start to the year. We served events every weekend and tons of weekday corporate lunches. We came out of the blocks blazing! The entire year followed suit with us increasing our staff, hosting multiple back to back events and serving our largest events to date!
I had the honor of speaking on a panel on behalf of Leading Ladies 904. The theme was Leading with Purpose and it was an amazing opportunity to share my wellness journey and my WHY. Such an honor to sit alongside this incredible group of women to share our passion with a full house of our local community.
In March, we were featured alongside dozens of women making an impact in the food industry for Edible Magazines "Women In Food All-Star List"!
(click picture above to see full list)
From there, we had so many amazing media features including a story in Arbus Magazine highlighting some of my favorite chicas from Leading Ladies 904!
Owner, Jasmin Wooden, had an interview with Edible NE Florida magazine that was published early spring,(click picture below to read full interview)
and our first recipe was printed in the May issue of Edible NE FL Magazine
We also had 6 appearances on Jax lifestyle show, River City Live showcasing some of our favorite recipes. (See media page for videos)
Such an exciting year filled with exposure on many platforms. What a humbling opportunity for which I am eternally grateful. Not only for the exposure to the business, but also for the personal growth.
We were approved to become vendors at various markets including Riverside Arts Market, Orange Park Farmers Market and smaller local community markets. Most important, we made our Reuben Dog available to the World! :)
We expanded our Meal Delivery Service from Family Meals to weekly meal prep and kids Gluten Free lunches. We are now serving dozens of families healthy, scratch-made meals EVERY week!