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Small Business Grows Here

Beth Miller

The Chamber’s 2016 Small Business of the Year Awards honor four businesses who have not only demonstrated outstanding practices, services and success, but who also establish genuine relationships and continually reinvent themselves to serve our community.

Dish T’Pass, 1-20 Employees Category

Imagine a warm kitchen filled with family members anxiously waiting to dig into a dish passed down for generations – whether it’s a special casserole or a dessert with a secret ingredient. Amanda Varnell of Dish T’Pass Cooking School and Catering Company calls this “foodlove.”

“Foodlove is that little extra effort to give something of yourself whether it’s simple or complicated,” Varnell says. “When you make something of yourself, you are giving something of yourself—a piece of you, a part of your life story.”

Dish T’Pass, short for a “dish to pass” dinner, “evokes a f