M. Tucker hosted our first Farm-to-City pop-up at Steelite International’s NYC Showroom in conjunction with The Hotel Experience Show (HX) last month. “We could not think of a better way to kick off the holiday season,” said John Miles, President of Steelite, in his welcoming remarks.
In case you missed our inaugural fete, I’d like to fill you in. Upon arrival, the Farm-to-City guests were greeted with a curated tablescape of our proprietary collections. Charlotte Voisey, acclaimed Mixologist of William Grant & Sons, kept the party fueled with expertly crafted Hendricks Gin cocktails. We hosted special guests Farmer Lee and Mary Jones of The Chef’s Garden and Executive Chef Jamie Simpson of the Culinary Vegetable Institute – who brought the farm to NoMad for the first time! Guests were invited to explore the boundaries of their tongues and their tabletops.
Our brand, Little M. Tucker, continues to expand rapidly. With the addition of our pop-up launches, we now have over 50 collections. It’s my pleasure to share many of them with you now. Interested in seeing more? Follow our newly minted Instagram – @littlemtuckerco.
It’s been a big year for us. Unlike other regional distributors, we are now truly serving a national network. Our company executed projects in 48 states. I made sales calls in 19 of them. We’re sourcing ourselves… quality products. I visited 6 European countries in the past 12 months to source exclusive dinnerware patterns. And on one of those international adventures, I witnessed the most important tabletop presentation in the history of American cuisine at the Bocuse D’Or, highlighted in my February LMT column, a favorite of 2017.
This year has certainly flown by and our team continues to achieve new milestones. One of the accomplishments I am most proud of is being a member of an illustrious group of strong female leaders, which have been featured in this issue each of the past three years. For those joining the list of The Top Women in Metro NY Foodservice & Hospitality for the first time in 2018, welcome. Thank you for your commitment to development. Of yourself and of others. Thank you for paying it forward. Thank you for believing in better.
“If you “Believe in Better,” our world will continue to change for the better – one girl, one woman at a time.” Laura Kohler, Senior Vice President, Human Resources and Stewardship, Kohler Co.
I am a list person. I love making lists. I love people who make lists. I love checking things off my lists.
Join me in checking off nine recommendations from Ms. Kohler on how to truly make a difference this holiday season and beyond. Cheers.
- Stay Determined
- Make an Impact
- Take Calculated Risks
- Hire Great Talent
- Have Courage
- Develop Yourself
- Be a Mentor & Find a Mentor
- Be Yourself