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    Posted December 22, 2011 by
    Naples, Florida
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    I am here to share the small business success created by my company; family owned Mediterranean Meals based out of Marco Island, FL. For several years now, we have been providing all natural and organic meals based on the Mediterranean Diet to grocery stores. We have achieved small business success in two ways. One, by creating an experience and two, being involved. My sisters Tania, Lara, and Melissa, myself, and Mom also known as Mama Juliana, remain involved in the everyday operations from cooking and production, to marketing and sampling at grocery stores. Most exciting of all is the experience Mama Juliana’s many cooking classes bring to the table to promote the nutrition and flavors of Mediterranean Meals. Having been born and raised in Italy, Mama Juliana shares her cooking expertise from her home land. The smell of freshly sautéed garlic and vegetables in extra virgin olive oil and cooked pastas fill the air when Mama Juliana works her magic in grocery store kitchens to teach shoppers how to cook healthy and delicious meals while at the same time, promoting our frozen meals sold in those stores. My mom, sisters and I constantly travel to the different grocery stores such as Whole Foods Markets in Florida to sample out the Mediterranean Meals and to hold cooking classes. My family’s goal at Mediterranean Meals is not only to provide nutritious already made meals, but also to teach the ways of healthy and delicious eating. This is made possible with Mama’s cooking expertise and bubbly teaching personality.
    I have put together a short video slide show of my family at Mediterranean Meals being involved in the production, sampling, and cooking classes that help boost the success of our small business. Visit our website at www.MediterraneanMeals.com. I hope that you enjoy and soon witness Mama Juliana’s cooking and teaching magic in the kitchen with Mediterranean Meals.
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