WHO WE ARE
Kitchen-2-Shelf was born in one of those aha! moments. You know the ones that Oprah always talks about. Don’t remember if we were enjoying a glass of wine or driving in the car, (but definitely not at the same time) we realized that if we combined our strengths, backgrounds, and skills that we would be able to really help people reach their dreams of starting their food, beverage or small goods business.
Steve is a Retail Marketing Expert with 20+ years of experience. He was the founding partner in a retail marketing agency in San Francisco for over 20 years, that worked with the big boys. You know the companies & brands, Nestle, Cliff Bar, El Monterey Frozen Foods, Tetley Tea, Bell Helmets, Hasbro, Afrin, Life Scan, Claritin, Traditional Medicinal and on and on…..
When he tired of the Big Boys' world he started working with some smaller and family-owned brands, working with the Northern CA Small Business Development Center as an advisor and was pulled in to advising some other startups. He had fallen in love with helping people who were working to grow their business and moving towards their dreams. LinkedIn Profile
Debra is an Educator, Trainer, and Coach. with over 10 years’ experience as a business educator and trainer. She has a Bachelor’s in business, a Master’s in Education and is a Certified Coach with ICF (International Coaching Federation) and was also an SBDC advisor in Northern CA.
She has spent the past 7 years working with aspiring entrepreneurs and small business owners. Including as the Training Manager at Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center, in the San Francisco Bay Area. While there she helped 100+ aspiring business owners and developed curricula that was used in classes throughout the Bay Area. LinkedIn Profile
Working together since 2016, consulting, coaching, and creating workshops, to help those pursuing a dream of starting or growing their food, beverage or small goods business. In 2019 they decided to co-create a series of classes to complement their other offerings and Kitchen-2-Shelf was born.