Anna Cienfuegos is the creative genius behind the uniqueness of her company name which is inspired by the meaning "by slow fire" and it also ties in with her last name, Cienfuegos. Hailing from Huntsville, Alabama the former teacher started her journey as an entrepreneur at the urging of her husband, he recognized the potential Memphis has for Makers and Entrepreneurs.
It may be the luck of the Irish, since their birthday is on S. Patrick's Day or the authenticity of their menu, whatever The Vault is serving, you'll want to try it.
Executive Aaron Winters was self taught and he stepped out of a business career to follow his passion in food. No overnight success, Chef Aaron made years worth of sacrifices to just learn without pay by going into top chef kitchens for weeks to months to learn techniques in America's culinary meccas, like New York, San Francisco and Chicago. Wanting to take his career to a new dimension, around 2014 he worked with Andrew Ticer and Michael Hudman of Andrw Michael Italian Kitchen as a sous chef and was then introduced to butchery. In that moment a new love for the craft of butchery was born. Chef Aaron joined the Butchers Guild and was given the chance to relocate to Panzano, Italy for an intense 6 month apprenticeship with world renowned butcher, Dario Cecchini, whom he learned charcuterie from. He continues to credit Andrew and Michael for this life changing experience.
A Moveable Feast has the perfect name for what they do on a daily basis with their catering business. They continue to thrive for that eye catching, jaw dropping first impression with their presentations. While Hog Wild Catering has been around for 20 years and counting, they decided to start a more upscale catering service that is now known as, A Moveable Feast with Chef John Caldwell.
Chef Caldwell studied at a culinary school, worked in Maine and ran a few restaurants. He left the restaurant industry for the desk job life after his children were born. "I was crazy to ever leave the culinary scene." His passion shined through while working as a volunteer chef aside Ben Smith of Tsunami on special events and catering. Didn't take long for that spark to ignite.
Crosstown Brewing Company owners Clark Orktiese and Will Goodwin have a true and genuine connection with the local community, which may be a result of their start; in a garage. Since their humble beginnings they are recently housed at the Crosstown Concourse centrally located in Memphis, TN. With the help of their own community they were also one of the first breweries in Memphis to go in whole hog with a brewery, taproom and canning all at once! "We are stronger together for sure" says Clark O. while discussing his hopefulness in the local community.