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Food & Beverage

Food & Beverage

Growth Companies:
Majority Owners:
Ruth Kendrick           
Ryan Kendrick
Westminster Alumni:
Ryan Kendrick (’10)
Launched in 2008
Number of Employees other than Owners: 2
Approximate Yearly Revenue: $50,001-$75,000   
Industry: Food & Beverage
Company Overview: We produce incredible chocolates and confections that are unlike anything else produced in Utah. Our chocolates are beautiful and delicious, and we source as many ingredients locally as possible. We are able to customize our chocolates with custom logos and monograms for corporate and special events.
Future Growth Plans: We continue to grow the business, particularly in the corporate and gift areas. We continue to develop wholesale relationships with numerous retailers along the Wasatch Front.
Major Accomplishments: We are two-time recipients of Salt Lake Magazine's Best of The Beehive award. We received the 2012 Master Chocolatier award from the International Chocolate Salon and we were named the Most Gifted Chocolatier in the 2011 Chicago Chocolate Salon. We were recognized in the Utah Student 25 in 2009 and 2010 as one of Utah's top student-run businesses.
Sheer Ambrosia LLC
Majority Owner and Westminster Alumni:
Sherrita Magalde
Launched in 2008
Approximate Yearly Revenue: 0- $25,000
Industry: Food & Beverage
Company Overview: Manufacturer and distributor of gourmet baklava.
Major Accomplishments: Was selected to make the baklava for the 2010 Salt Lake City Greek Festival.
Legacy Companies:
Java Jo's
Majority Owners:
Ryan Corbin
Chad Corbin
Westminster Alumni:
Ryan Corbin (’10)
Launched in 1996
Number of Employees other than Owners: 33
Approximate Yearly Revenue: 1,000,001+
Industry: Food & Beverage
Company Overview: Java Jo's is a specialty coffee retailer which offers drive-thru service at its 4 locations in the Salt Lake valley. We emphasize high quality drinks served in record breaking time by really nice people.
Future Growth Plans: We plan on expanding our retail operations as well as starting a wholesale division.
Major Accomplishments: Java Jo's has been recognized by This American Life, Salt Lake Magazine, Utah Business Magazine, The City Weekly and KSL's Speaking On Business for a variety of reasons from drink quality to business operations.