If you’re a kitchen wizard or enjoy watching network cooking shows (“Food Network” and “The Cooking Channel”) you may have seen a Richard Rose Culinary claim to fame: walnut and cherry end-grain cutting boards. Rick Odea and Rose Miranda are proud owners of “Richard Rose Culinary”, manufacturing in the DCEDC incubator, and “Cutting Boards and More” retail store selling Richard Rose Culinary products, fine local chocolates and candies, unique cards and coffee.
Born in Green Bay, Wisconsin, Rick spent his career in Arizona as a music shop owner. In 2002 he reinvented himself and bought an existing cutting board business. As a third-generation woodworker it’s a perfect fit, enabling him to manufacture his own lines of meticulously handcrafted kitchen utensils, cutting boards, pizza boards and more.
In 2010, Rick met Rose. Rick and Rose visited family in Wisconsin and made a trip to Door County. The combination of Door County’s beautiful landscape and Sturgeon Bay as a year-round community, creates a perfect environment for their business. Rick and Rose moved from Arizona to Door County, met with business counselor David Stauffacher of Wisconsin SBDC and chose a manufacturing location in DCEDC’s incubator. Rose found a quaint and historic church for their retail location (611 Jefferson Street), sealing the deal. For additional information about Richard Rose Culinary, visit www.richardroseculinary.com or stop and see Rose at “Cutting Boards and More”.
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