COVINGTON, Ky. (May 3, 2018) — A Covington caterer whose goal is “awakening taste buds to the cuisines of the world — one bite, one meal, one event at a time” has won a coveted award for small businesses.
The Delish Dish – run by chef Mavis Linnemann-Clark – was named the 2018 Kentucky Woman Owned Small Business of the Year by the U.S. Small Business Administration in April.
She received her award during a ceremony May 2 in the Capitol Rotunda in Frankfort.
The City of Covington was a partner in The Delish Dish’s success.
Linnemann-Clark opened The Delish Dish in 2012. In 2017, Linnemann-Clark created Kickstart Kitchen – an organization that’s known as “an incubator kitchen” – to help launch or grow Covington-based food manufacturers and entrepreneurs by providing commercial kitchen space, storage and business planning services.
To help Kickstart Kitchen get off the ground in a building at 1032 Madison Avenue, the Covington City Commission approved a $15,000 forgivable loan in March 2017. Among Kickstart Kitchen’s tenants are The Delish Dish and another food business owned by Linnemann-Clark, Made by Mavis Artisan Jams.
The loan was another example of Covington City Hall’s commitment to helping its small businesses succeed.