We are so blessed to have been able to be apart of Kitchen 66's Launch 1.0 program this fall in Tulsa, OK (a great incubator program for all types of food business). Although we both have experience in business, food business is an entirely different ball game. This program helped launch us successfully as a confectionery after cooking our Salted Whiskey Caramels for 4 years for friends and family from our home. We were fortunate enough while launching in the height of the holidays to be able to manufacture our confections in Kitchen 66's (9,000 sq ft) commericial kitchen space. This allowed us to grow our business to the point of moving on to our permanent manufacturing facility in Oklahoma's oldest town where we reside (we are still flabergasted at the fact we shipped out nearly 600 boxes of our Salted Whiskey Caramels in our first 1.5 months in operation this fall--for that, we THANK YOU).
We're thrilled to be right in the middle of moving our production to Fort Gibson, Oklahoma! If you're like us, before we moved here 6 years ago we'd really not heard much about Fort Gibson other than in relation to the lake north of town. We moved here blindly for Justin's career as a managing partner in a local business and have truly fallen in love with this community. There is so much history & charm here from the National Cemetery, to the Fort which was established in 1824 and has served as military base which was occupied during most of the Indian removal period but then abandonded in 1857 until it was reactivated during the Civil War.
Stay tuned for official news of when we are in full operation in our new location in Fort Gibson, Oklahoma and we'd love for you to stop by and say hi! You'll find us in a shared space with the most charming coffee roastery in Oklahoma---Wise Owl Coffee Company (trust me when I say this--they KNOW coffee from the inside out--this isn't your typical coffee shop)! The Hathcoat's will welcome you into their coffee shop with a smile and serve the freshest coffee as they roast micro-lot single origin coffee varieties weekly. Really, how can you go wrong with coffee & confections in one stop? Together, our businesses focus on exceptional customer service and artisan quality products. It's really recomended to travel to our community to spend the day at the landmarks inside Oklahoma's oldest town, shopping at our many unique boutiques, graze on a delish meal at our eateries and relax with a warm cup of coffee in hand.