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A podcast miniseries featuring women-led food innovation, collaboration, and community in Providence, RI — presented by You Can Do It, Do It.
Women are doing amazing work in Providence. Join us every other week to to hear a different food industry professional highlight their journey, their struggles & triumphs, and how they do great work.

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A podcast miniseries featuring women-led food innovation, collaboration, and community in Providence, RI — presented by You Can Do It, Do It.
Women are doing amazing work in Providence. Join us every other week to to hear a different food industry professional highlight their journey, their struggles & triumphs, and how they do great work.

    Angelo’s Civita Farnese

    Angelo’s Civita Farnese

    This week we're joined by Jamie Antignano, vice president of Angelo's Civita Farnese restaurant: a landmark italian restaurant on Providence's historic Federal Hill. Jamie brings a spirited approach to the ninety-five-year-old family-owned restaurant - with a deep appreciation for tradition, family, and desire to see Angelo's thrive for the next ninety-five years.


    Topics include the pressures of running an established business, the fine line between innovation and tradition, the power of nostalgia, and a devotion to family that keeps a business running for generations.


    Show notes



    What goes into being the vice president of a restaurant?
    Surviving the depression, the mob, and changing times on the hill
    Earning respect as a 25-year-old in a 95-year-old business
    The origin of the spaghetti donut
    When you go into Angelo's, bring change for the charity train!
    Remembering self care
    How to craft a life as successful as your business
    What is the feast of the seven fishes, anyways?
    If you really love your own olive oil, Angelo's will keep it in the back for you to use when you come in. So when you're here, you're actually family
    Go eat at Angelo's Civita Farnese - it's delicious


    Links



    Follow Angelo's on Instagram
    Follow them on Twitter
    Like them on Facebook
    Check out their website
    Follow Jamie on Instagram




    Big thanks to NGHTSWM for the use of their song, Fiji, on this show.

    • 1 小時 1 分鐘
    Nitro Bar

    Nitro Bar

    This week we're joined by Audrey Finocchiaro and Sam Lancaster, founders of The Nitro Cart: locally sourced, locally brewed, and locally poured really f*cking good nitro cold brew. Together, Audrey and Sam have grown a community of nitro cart/bar/tap enthusiasts they lovingly refer to as the "Nitro Cartel".


    Topics include having a genuine interest in the people around you, the importance of aesthetic, imposted syndrome, audacious goals, and overcoming the struggles of building a business from scratch.


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    Show notes



    The benefits/drawbacks of being a successful but young business owner
    Growing your business by hiring people that are smarter than you
    Going from cart, to bar, to being on tap in 60+ locations in New England
    Building an aesthetically pleasing environment
    What it takes to make a space feel welcoming
    Having audacious goals that you're committed to (and following through on them)
    How to be an imperfectionist


    Links



    Follow The Nitro Cart on Instagram
    Follow them on Facebook
    Check out their website




    Big thanks to NGHTSWM for the use of their song, Fiji, on this show.

    • 55 分鐘
    PVDonuts

    PVDonuts

    This week we're joined by Lori Kettelle - co-owner and head baker at PVDonuts - for an inside look at how Rhode Island’s donut mecca began, operates, and continues to grow. PVDonuts is an institution, and Lori is at the heart of what makes it so special.


    Topics include handling explosive growth, building a loyal following, a day in the life of a donut shop owner, the organized chaos of the PVDonuts kitchen, accidental marketing wins, and crafting the perfect donut photo.


    Show Notes



    Going from selling 48 donuts a weekend to 2,000 donuts a day
    What is the hardest donut to make?
    What makes PVDonuts so attractive
    Starting your work day at 1:30am
    Perfecting each process before moving to the next
    Being willing to have no (donut or personal) limits
    Starting every day with a line down the block


    Links



    Follow PVDonuts on Instagram
    Like them on Facebook
    Follow them on Twitter
    Check out their website
    Check out PVDonuts in Edible Rhody!
    One of the early graduates of Hope & Main




    Big thanks to NGHTSWM for the use of their song, Fiji, on this show.

    • 55 分鐘
    Kow Kow

    Kow Kow

    This week we're joined by Vilada Khammahavong for a conversation about building a business by listening to your gut. Vilada is a pre-med student turned bubble waffle food truck founder, and Kow Kow is where she crafts food that makes you feel like family.


    Topics include the importance of trusting your gut, building charity into your business, giving back to the community, being kind to yourself, how selling hot soup from a food truck is probably a bad idea, honesty in your online presence, and executing on an idea through sheer force of will.


    Show Notes



    What is a bubble waffle, anways?
    Starting a business by yourself
    Giving back to the community you love
    Building charity into the core of your business
    Being real with your customers and everyone around you
    Special after-episode story from Vilada's boyfriend Henry


    Links



    Follow Kow Kow on Instagram
    Like them on Facebook
    Follow them on Twitter
    Check out their website
    Check out a great review of kow kow




    Big thanks to NGHTSWM for the use of their song, Fiji, on this show.

    • 54 分鐘
    Stock Culinary Goods

    Stock Culinary Goods

    This week we're joined by Jan Faust Dane for a conversation about keeping things local, and the value of community. Jan has been a writer, marketer, food dorager and a director of culinary education. Now she spends all of her time (and more) running Stock Culinary Goods - an independent store dedicated to kitchen culture.


    Topics include willing a business into being, a lifetime love of food, the importance of local culture, how to sustain a brick-and-mortar retail business in a massively online world, and having the energy and drive to get it all done.


    Show Notes



    Jumping in a car and exploring every part of RI
    Providence: the best culture-to-hassle ratio
    Providence realizing its potential
    Stock Culinary Goods willing itself into being
    Writing a city travel guide about a state
    Building community as the core of a business


    Links



    Follow Stock Culinary Goods on Instagram
    Like them on Facebook
    Follow them on Twitter
    Check out their website
    Check out her eat shop guide to new england




    Big thanks to NGHTSWM for the use of their song, Fiji, on this show.

    • 50 分鐘
    Rebelle Artisan Bagels

    Rebelle Artisan Bagels

    This week we're joined by Milena Pagan - owner of Rebelle Artisan Bagels, purveyors of hand-rolled and boiled bagels in Providence - for a conversation about innovation, starting a business, advocating for yourself, taking in pride in what you produce, and what doesn't belong on a bagel.


    Topics include leaving the corporate world to start your own business, crafting a customer experience, progress through tinkering, how to position your product, and why a bagel is not a donut.


    Show Notes



    Leaving a job you hate to start a business you love
    How market positioning can turn something from mediocre to a bestseller
    Why is a bagel not a donut?
    Connecting with customers through workshops
    Coordinating ideas with other businesses in Providence
    How starting Rebelle has changed Milena


    Links



    Follow Rebelle Artisan Bagels on Instagram
    Like them on Facebook
    Check out their website
    Give 'em 5 stars on Yelp. And honestly just go eat a dang bagel there. And a pastry. You can thank us later.
    Check out a "Bitchin': Female Founders in Providence" event
    Learn what Separating the wheat from the chaff means!




    Big thanks to NGHTSWM for the use of their song, Fiji, on this show.

    • 52 分鐘

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