This week on The Main Course, hosts Alexis McLaughlin and Phillip Gilmour are in studio with Greg Vetter, CEO of Tessemae's which specializes in healthy, natural condiments and salad dressings. After learning of Greg's upbringing and how he decided to take his mother's recipes into business, he explains that Tessemae's prides itself in using ingredients found in nature and avoiding all things synthetic. Greg relays the trials and tribulations behind getting his local Whole Foods to carry the original salad dressing, how it then flew off the shelves, and ultimately how he learned to run the successful business as he went. Tune in for a great discussion on food distribution and running an inspired family business. This program was brought to you by Edwards VA Ham.
"Growing up, my mom had to figure out to get us to eat our vegetables... so she came up with this lemon garlic dressing and we crushed the entire salad that night." [11:00]
"It wasn't easy, everyday things pop up that are just testing you to see if you want to move forward... we just wouldn't take no for answer." [23:00]
--Greg Vetter on The Main Course