Meet Kathleen Bellicchi, who started a family-owned and-operated business with Eric, her husband, a computer scientist. They continued enjoying their shared hobby of baking together when Eric was diagnosed with Alzheimers disease in 2007. After Eric died in 2012 Kathleen continued baking.
Building a successful home food business can help people who love to cook find an outlet for sharing their talents. One can add to family income, develop business acumen, expand skill sets, broaden culinary expertise, explore new techniques, honor loved ones and help contribute to growing local food economies.
Bellicchi’s Best Biscotti is prepared with oranges and lemons, cage-free Rhode Island eggs, King Arthur flour, Cabot butter and assorted seasonings. Kathleen uses locally sourced ingredients. She’s an advocate of farmers markets where she sells her biscotti.
When she aligned with Hope & Main, a small-business incubator, she met Whole Foods buyers, and the business escalated. She now has grown Bellicchi’s Best Biscotti to a full time venture, contributes to the Alzheimers association monthly, and is comforted to know that Eric’s memory always will be tied to the biscotti they loved baking together.