About Rachel's Spice Company
Rachel’s Spice Company started the way many businesses do; with a dream and a ton of hard work. Though it was launched in 2018 which makes it look like a fledgling company it is truly the “greatest hits” album for me (Rachel!) and my husband Dave. It took 12 fun yet intense years to get here and we truly believe the best is yet to come!
Dave and I both have roots in the food industry. Mine started 12 years ago when my family decided to open a restaurant. He comes from the amusement park world and when our powers combine we are unstoppable! While I was working at the restaurant I was also getting my Masters in Teaching. I flew the coop temporarily to test the waters in the field of education but was soon called back to the restaurant because my parents saw in me something that I had no idea I had…entrepreneurial spirit.
Fast forward 6 years, things are bumping right along with record years at the restaurant. Dave left his job to work with us making it quite literally one big happy family. I had truly found my calling in food service. Not necessarily making the food on a day to day basis, because I was also in charge of running the front of the house. So to fill my creative culinary need I ended up becoming head of R & D. Research and development became my favorite of the many hats I wore. And coincidentally it is the task that was the most challenging but also unlocked my true potential. My seasonal specials and homemade soups had become a real hit and every season change everyone, employees and patrons, looked forward to what Rachel would “whip up”! Dave always liked to tell people when I was in the kitchen “magic” happened! It was a skill that created a great amount of self-confidence. I am not a perfectionist by nature but developing new recipes brought out a whole new side to me! I was no longer cool with things that were "ok" they had to be absolutely out of this world! And it didn't go on the menu until it was perfect. Who knew I had it in me?! Come to find out I have culinary OCD!
Making things taste amazing became my super power. And not surprisingly seasonings were a huge part of how I did that. Rachel’s Spice Co is literally just where we naturally felt like our path was going. So yes, we did close the restaurant. But it was not because of Rachel’s Spice Company. Wait hold up....that's right, keep reading...
We had a baby! Finding out we were pregnant was both terrifying and exhilarating. My parents thought my long hours at the restaurant were making me sick when in turn finds out it was a little tiny human being! Elias is 2 years old now and he has made life so much fun! But the long hours of restaurant work were not conducive to being awesome parents so we decided to dedicate ourselves to just two things: being amazing parents and turning Rachel’s Spice Co into the business of our dreams!
Fast forward 7 months of intense renovations and set backs and ta da! We have a retail location complete with cafe! Come visit us at 240 Warren St in Glens Falls, NY! Bulk spices, baked goods, simple cafe style selections and a solid cup of joe. See you soon!
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Keep it Spicy!
Dave, Rachel, & Elias Dutra