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2018 Client Showcase Countdown #2 – Texas SBDC Client Taste Elevated – A Specialty Food Manufacturer & Gourmet Food Store Brings Tasty Delights to The Southwest

Meet Taste Elevated  ( | @tasteelevated)

Taste ElevatedTaste Elevated, founded by Lori and Benny Krieger in 2013, is a specialty food manufacturer based in South Texas. Lori and Benny also own a specialty wine and gourmet food store. The team at Taste Elevated gained national recognition for their brand after winning multiple national specialty food awards, being recognized as a top ten editor’s pick and being featured in the Wall Street Journal.

In the first four years of business, the leadership team has achieved retail distribution to some of the largest retailers in their region, such as: HEB, Whole Foods, Spec’s and Albertson’s. The company also offers a food service line of products available to caterers, prepared food sections at grocery stores, and restaurants. There are currently 24 items in their product portfolio, and that is always expanding.

SBDC Advisors: Ben Garza and Crystal Darby

“We had a vision but no idea where to start, our [SBDC] advisors provided us with the resources we needed to hit the ground running.” – Lori Krieger, Founder, Taste Elevated 


The America’s SBDC 2018 Client Showcase Reception will be held at 5 pm on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, in the Rayburn House Office Building Cafeteria.

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