The Spice Companies

A vendor with Countryside Farmers' Market since 2008.

People: Chef/Owner, Ben Bebenroth; Director of Operations, Tina Zekhster; Executive Chef, Brandon Walukas; Executive Sous Chef, Ryan Bennett; Sous Chef, Rebecca Traxler; Executive Event Planner, Jess Edmonds

Products: Summer Markets - Breakfast Burritos (Chorizo or Veggie); seasonal beverages such as limeade. Winter Markets - Steel-cut Oatmeal, various breakfast items

About: The Spice Companies promote the economic health and physical wellness of Cleveland communities by growing, purchasing, and preparing local, sustainable foods.

Our portfolio includes Spice Kitchen + Bar, Spice of Life Catering Co., and Spice Acres.

All businesses live within an iconic building we call “Spice Headquarters,” located at the gateway to the Gordon Square Arts District on Detroit Avenue & West 58th Street. Next time you’re in the neighborhood, be sure to stop by and see what we’re cooking up next!

Sourcing: All Spice of Life businesses strive to source 80-90% of all food ingredients from small family farms practicing sustainable forms of agriculture within 100-miles of Cleveland.

Methods: Spice of Life cooking preparations are all “from-scratch;” our foods are not processed.

Fun Facts: In 2012, we transitioned our catering van to a biodiesel system so that it runs on used fryer oil from our

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