Angela Dagle has aspired to run her own food-centric business for a long time. She looked into catering and other traditional avenues, but didn’t have the passion for it. What she really wanted to do was make soup.
"I have always really liked making soup," Dagle says. "I have always had a knack for it."
That led her to launch Beautiful Soup
, a slow-food business that wholesales soup. Dagle sells the soup at farmers markets, coffee shops and as a monthly subscription service. She changes the kinds of soups to fit the season, but has a few favorites in her business.
"White chicken chili is really popular," Dagle says. "I do a little mulligatawny, too."
Dagle is a graduate of D:hive’s BUILD
class and has participated in FoodLab Detroit's
business boot camp. She plans to continue her downtown Detroit-based business in 2014 by building up its customer base.
Source: Angela Dagle, owner & head soup maker of Beautiful Soup
Writer: Jon Zemke
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