Kelly Flaig and Jessica Gowdy pass out samples!
The Alice’s Stick Cookies team had a wonderful time last week at the National Association for the Specialty Food Trade’s Winter Fancy Food Show in San Francisco. The event included thousands of samples of tasty treats from all over the world, spanning both Moscone Center buildings. Needless to say, our team stuffed ourselves silly, while exploring the show and connecting many fellow food lovers. We also enjoyed being a part of the Savor California section of the show and allowed many a visitor to sample our award winning cookies! The feedback on the taste was as we predicted: everyone LOVED them, and some even came back for more!
Jessica Gowdy, Jane St. Clair (of Savor California), and Kelly Flaig
Click here for more details about the show, including an overview from each day!
We are so excited to report that Alice has been featured in The Daily Meal’s “Food Companies Started by Women” slideshow. Our company’s founder, Alice Larse, is not only a female entrepreneur, but she launched her brand at the ripe age of 69 and ran the company for 11 years! She is truly and inspiration for small business owners of any age or gender. Not to mention, her secret family recipe is so irresistible, the company was bound for success. Kudos to Alice for bringing Alice’s Stick Cookies to the marketplace!
See Alice Larse and our delicious Alice’s Stick Cookies among good company here.
Late in life and with much encouragement from family and friends, Alice jumped into the cookie business. For years friends and acquaintances had been asking Alice for this recipe but she resisted sharing it, knowing one day she would start a business with her melt in your mouth treats.
The business started small and grew quickly, becoming famous throughout the United States and Canada. In the beginning friends and friends of friends demonstrated there was a market as they purchased the cookies for their own use and as gifts.
At the Fancy Food Show in New York City Alice’s Stick Cookies were awarded the coveted Prize For Best Cookie of 2004 and 2006 by the prestigious National Association For The Specialty Food Trade.
Alice, who grew up working in her father’s small town grocery store, especially enjoys the contacts with the stores. She brings energy and enthusiasm to this truly family oriented business.