Our first guest is Diana Anderson of JD’s Chili Parlor tells her wonderful Entrepreneurial Story of the creation of JD’s Chili Parlor. She and her husband John created this wonderful healthy line of products that they are sharing with the World. She tells their history how they created it and where they are today!
Their story starts with Diana and John Anderson’s first date over 10 years ago, he made her a pot of chili. As it was far too spicy for her to eat, he made her a milder batch on the spot and the rest is history! Well, not quite. In truth, it was thanks to their son, Wade, who wanted to start a business and share his family’s amazing chili with the world. Since then, chili has become a great passion of theirs, inspiring them to explore the origin and evolution of chili, which just so happen to have started right here in San Antonio, Texas. Diana and John began by serving chili to the public through the New Braunfels Farmers Market and quickly developed a following of loyal chili heads. From there, they expanded into other markets and special events, such as the Folklife Festival and Fiesta.
Soon, they needed their own commercial kitchen, so they became a part of the Local Sprout Food Hub family, a group of independent local food companies with a shared vision of sustainability and creating the highest quality artisan products for our community.
It wasn’t long before their customers asked how they could make our chili at home, which is why they created our Chili Fixin’s, so that everyone could easily make a gourmet pot of our Americana fusions on their own. As you might have guessed, the Chili Queen & King of Texas have spent many late nights sitting around the campfire dreaming up other delicious ways to chilify your world, and their just getting started! For more information and where you can purchase their delicious products go to :https://www.jdschiliparlor.com/
Lisa Gable, CEO of Fare (Food Allergy Research & Education) is our second guest she will share recent accomplishments and their commitment to creating awareness around food allergies. She will also discuss how FARE is transforming the future of food allergy through innovative initiatives that will lead to improved treatments and prevention strategies as well as effective policies, legislation and novel approaches to managing the disease.
According to a recent study 32 million Americans are living with potentially life-threating food allergies and there’s been a nearly 400 percent increase in anaphylactic food reactions over the last decade. To combat this, one of the world’s leading non-governmental organizations engaged in food allergy advocacy, FARE (Food Allergy Research and Education), has been providing awareness building opportunities on food allergy issues and helping build trust with the food allergy community. For more information please visit www.foodallergy.org