Breakfast Belles is catering company and has introduced the North to an authentic Southern style catering menu, meals and more since 2015, with love and true Southern sass, by way of my Mother and late Grandmother Sarah (Jefferson) Brown's teachings and hometown of Santee, SC.
I created and manufacture two food products for retail sale; Bamma Hot Sauce and Bamma Fish Fry.
Tell us about the entrepreneurial milestones you accomplished?
Over the last 6 years I've prided myself on slow, steady and organic growth, business wise. 2018 - launched Bamma Hot Sauce (licensed manufacture)2019 - feat. on ABC'S Good Morning America.2020 - Women of Color Honoree and recognized by the State of CT2020 - Launched 2nd food product, Bamma Fish Fry (licensed manufacture)2020 - Certified W/MBE - Woman/Minority Business Enterprise, State of CT2021- Shef Brown has been nominated for the Go-Getter award for Black People Rock
What type of entrepreneur are you?
Main Street - local business focus
What CT entrepreneur ecosystem resources have helped you succeed?
-Business Mentor, Teresa Dozier. She allowed me share her kitchen space when I first started
-I am a WBDC (Women's Business Development Council) member. Their one-on-one coaching and business programs have helped me
-Workshop in Business Opportunities - WIBO, program had also helped me early on gain a sense of what it would takes to develop a business idea
- Tony Aitoro, Aitoro Appliance has helped me pivot during this pandemic to offering virtual cooking demos by use of his kitchen space
Breakfast Belle LLC is Shef Tori Brown, a southern style catering business in Norwalk. As a black woman owned business (WMBE) during this pandemic, I have seen Tori switch gears. She launched her 2nd food product, Bamma Fish Fry Seafood Cornmeal. She started doing virtual cooking demos at Aitoro Appliance for clients like Yale. Was featured on GMA & News12, Chef Quick tips & honored at the 2020 Women of Color Awards.
She also became a youth mentor for YTLrapped recognized by the Governor.
Tori Brown of Breakfast Belles has established herself as a business whose product and service surpasses expectations. Tori has been featured on a number of TV programs and interviews where she has demonstrated strong professionalism and highlighted her genuine love for what she does. I nominate Tori Brown of Breakfast Belles.