Tampa, FL: Empamamas

Congratulations to Your Pro Kitchen Tampa client Empamamas! Their chocolate empanadas were featured on WFLA News Channel 8 during their coverage of the upcoming Chocolate Festival.  Make sure you don’t miss this delicious event!

Click here for more information on Empamamas.

Where: Centro Asturiano de Tampa, Ybor City – 1913 N. Nebraska Ave.

Phone: 813-224-9185

Event Website: centroasturianotampa.org

When: Saturday, February 20th 12-8pm

Free Admission!



Client Spotlight: Trixie Treats for Dogs

Tampa, FL: Trixie Treats was born in a dog park. Owners Jayne Cabigas and Abbey Pritchett met at the water bowls, as their dogs Skippy and Roy were playing, and an idea became a company. They love their dogs and some might even think they are crazy dog ladies, but they want the best for their furry family and yours.

Trixie Treats for Dogs are made with ingredients dogs love and nutrients they need. Every cookie is made by hand in small batches with top quality food and organic grains and seeds. The main grains in the cookies are organic brown rice, oatmeal, flax and chia seeds to add extra protein and Omega 3s for brain health. No wheat, corn, soy or animal byproducts are used in Trixie Treats, so they are great for dogs with sensitive stomachs. Because they care about your dog’s health and safety, Trixie Treats are baked in the professionally inspected Your Pro Kitchen and sealed in FDA food-safe packaging.

Visit them on their website here and find them on Facebook here!

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Roy Doggity Dog Treats. Buy them here.

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Owners Jayne Cabigas and Abbey Pritchett

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Owners Jayne Cabigas and Abbey Pritchett hard at work in the Tampa Your Pro Kitchen!


Client Spotlight: S’mores 2 Go

Tampa, FL:  Hunter Potalivo creator and founder of S’mores 2 Go believes in giving you the ability to purchase a convenient grab and go s’mores kit including everything needed for two delicious s’more sandwiches and “The Marshmallow Stick” the Ideal marshmallow stick! Potalivo first experienced a s’more at the early age of four years old. Camping became a way of life during the two months off from school every year.  His mother, Gretchen, would pack Potalivo, the family rotwieler and some friends in the minivan and head off from Key West, Florida into the continental United States. Stopping at every land mark to camp in an uninhabited wooded area they could find.   Potalivo was always given the honor of the designated marshmallow sticks finder when it came time to make the s’mores.  Once the ideal stick was found in the woods, he took pride in carving it down into something of a piece of art ready for roasting. The ideal width and length, combined with the ideal tip made for a superior, bragging rights worthy marshmallow stick.

So 11 years later, that same creative childhood imagination I had back in the day kicked in for the creation of “S’mores 2 Go.”  Potalivo graduated from college with a Hospitality Management degree and found himself in Bar Harbor, Maine after school. In charge of outdoor activities, including the children’s camp, he immediately thought back to what he loved as a kid and the first thing that popped into my mind was roasting marshmallows by a fire making s’mores with mom, so that’s what he did!  He bought a fire pit, got it approved by the resort and started having the kids make s’mores with their parents during the sunsets over the harbor. It was an instant hit.

However he still faced challenges.  Potalivo was running out of good sticks in the woods to use as marshmallow sticks and the Graham cracker, chocolate and marshmallow waste was an issue if it was a slow night. Those items only came in boxes and big bags, so if you open them you must use them or they’re stale. 

So Potalivo perfected his company, “S’mores 2 Go” and “The Marshmallow Stick” .  The Marshmallow Stick is 32-inches in length and offers ideal marshmallow and is clean, safe, child friendly and 100% white birch.  Paired with a convenient grab and go smores kit the “S’mores 2 Go” product includes everything that is needed for two delicious S’more sandwiches.



Client Spotlight: Naturally Loriel

Tampa, FL:  Loriel is founder and owner of Naturally Loriel and Naturally Free blends.  She got her start as a natural bloggers.  On her site she shares her experiences towards taking steps to living a more natural life.  Loriel thrives on sharing her stories through words and photographs.

July 2015, Loriel launched her Naturally Free Blends sold in her Naturally Free Shop.  They are handcrafted… fresh and made with real ingredients.  All of the blends were created with fresh, delicious, organic and non-irradiated spices.  The best part is all of Naturally Free’s ingredients contain 100% real spices that you can find in your spice cabinet.

Buy some naturally free blends today!


Client Spotlight: Cake Cuties Bakery

Tampa, FL:  Cake Cuties Bakery is a locally owned and operated bakery serving the Tampa Bay area. Owner and founder Botija Zephir Rodriguez has been baking for over 20 years. She is a cake artist and a master baker who creates amazing works of art through confections with the taste of home. She opened Cake Cuties a little over a year ago. Everything made is Individually designed and deliciously beautiful. Cake Cuties Bakery offers a wide variety of custom cakes, cake pops, and cookies. They specialize in customization and boast to be one of the only bakeries in Tampa to offer gluten free, dairy free, nut free, and vegan option for most of there products. They are currently the only bakery in Tampa offering beignets. All confections are made from scratch with fresh ingredients and baked in small handmade quantities using only premium butter, pure cream and fresh fruits. No margarine, premixes, or preservatives are used in there products to ensure product consistency and great tasting bakery items.

Try her delicious pastries, cookies, cakes, and oh so delicious pies!

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