'Better beans and bacon in peace than cakes and ale in fear." -Aesop

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

2009 Resume for Mr. Neal Brown.

Erin Edds

5352 Crittenden Avenue ● Indianapolis, IN 46220 ● (317) 410-4748 ● yamar@indy.rr.com

I am a culinary specialist with 15 years in customer service, management, and catering sales looking to apply my various skills in a long-term career position.

• Highly organized, with a background in organizing large quantities of information for dispersal to clients and other personnel
• Over 15 years customer service experience, both for small entrepreneurs and corporate companies
• Experience in catering and fine dining
• Direct contact with customers, providing advice and information
• The ability to work with others in a team or individually with minimal or no supervision
• Possesses the ability to work under deadlines in a pressurized environment
• Culinary Arts/Hospitality class room training

Notable Accomplishments/Abilities
• ServSafe certified
• National Restaurant Association certification in nutrition, purchasing, and human resource management.
• Experience in front and back of house management
• Formal training in wine, beer and spirits pairing
• Contact new business leads by making cold calls
• Mediate, manage and resolve client and employee complaints and problems
• Plan, schedule and coordinate independent sales functions
• Meet with and train new employees

Professional Work Experience
Company Name:
Country Mouse City Mouse www.countrymousecitymouseindycom 2008-Present
Job Title: Owner, Creative Lead, Production Lead, Sales Lead

Company Name:
Adobo Grill www.adobogrill.com 2006-2008
Job Title: Assistant Manager/ Director of Catering and Special Events

Company Name:
Jennifer's Catering/Ravenous Catering 1992-Present
Job Title: Catering, Sales Manager and Event Planner

Company Name:
Sunflower Market 2005-2006
Job Title: Culinary Advisor/Sales

B.A. 2006                   Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis
Culinary Arts/Hospitality 2003-2005                 Ivy Tech

Technical Skills
 MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook), Microsoft Publisher, Aloha

References available upon request

Monday, August 25, 2008

A Case Of The Mondays

But in this case, it ROCKS! We had a great weekend. Met lots of wonderful people, and the Beckley's Backyard Blackberry Vinaigrette was debuted to rave reviews. I spent Saturday afternoon with fine folks at Goose The Market for one of their Producer Day's. Thank you to Chris and Mollie for having me. I'm looking forward to doing it again this fall.
The farmer's markets are winding down. Don't forget about Farm Fresh Delivery for all your local grocery needs through the lean months of October-April.
Get the scoop on last weekend here:
and here:
Thanks Renee!

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Farm Fresh Delivery time!

You can now find the following products through Farm Fresh Delivery:
Tally Ho!
Corduroy Road
Nyona Lake Jezebel
If you're not already receiving this wonderful service, sign up now, they're still accepting new accounts (for now).
Tell 'em Country Mouse City Mouse sent ya!

Joe toots CmCm's horn! Come see us August 9th from 1-4

Joe's Butcher Shop & Fish Market hosts Erin Edds, owner of Country Mouse City Mouse as she shares samples of her wonderful (and we means WONDERFUL!) compound butters and secret sauces this Saturday, August 9th from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
"These products will change the way you grill and eat! Great chefs are always looking to layer flavor upon flavor to create fresh new tastes. This line of compound butters and unique marinades are made with THE FINEST natural and organic ingredients producing complex flavors five, six and seven layers deep. I've used these products on Joe's Fish Market Fresh King Salmon (Jezibel Sauce), My Dad's Sweet Corn and Joe's Amish Chicken (Pecan Chipotle Butter), Joe's Fish Market Fresh Swordfish Steaks (Sunflower Butter), and Joe's Reserve Flat Iron Steaks (Blue Cheese and Balsamic Reduction Butter.) This is one handcrafted product that I don't mind paying a bit more for, simply unbelievable!"
-Joe Lazzara (owner of Joe's Butcher Shop)

Monday, July 28, 2008

Indiana Artisan Development Project

Yep, that's right! We're now certifiable (shut up Stephen). Country Mouse City Mouse's very own Tally Ho! Dressing has been accepted into the Indiana Artisan Development Project. This is a very exicting time for us, and hopefully this will launch Country Mouse City Mouse into a level that will prevent me from having to look for a part-time job this fall when market season is over. I'm trying to busy myself with new projects, including getting our stuff on the shelves at Bloomingfoods, and would love any recommendations of places you'd like to see our products.
More information on the Indiana Artisan Development Project can be found at www.in.gov/indianaartisan

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

It's all happening!

To quote Cameron Crowe's Almost Famous, "It's all happening!"
This is shapeing up to be quite the summer. We are now particpating in 4 markets, and are stocking the shelves at 4 retail spaces as well.
The latest big news is that Country Mouse City Mouse products will soon be available through Farm Fresh Delivery (http://www.farmfreshdelivery.com/).
There are more announcements to come in the next week, or so.
Thank you to everyone who has had faith in us!

Tuesday, June 10, 2008


We've decided NOT to do the Wednesday market, based on the fact that we've picked up TWO more locations that will be stocking our products. Joe's Butcher Shop in Carmel will have Tally Ho! Dressing, Blackberry Poplar Vinaigrette, as well as Sunny Day Butter, Candied Pecan Chipotle HoneyButter, and Bleu Bistro Butter. Kincaid's Meat Market at 56th and Illinois will have Sunny Day Butter and the 2 dressings.
Thanks Guys! We couldn't do it without you!