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Meet Brandy Moore Taylor

Today we’d like to introduce you to Brandy Moore Taylor.

Alright, so thank you so much for sharing your story and insight with our readers. To kick things off, can you tell us a bit about how you got started?
How it all started… I knew at an early age I was destined to start my own business so with the support of family and friends I stepped out on faith. It started off as a challenge that transformed into a masterpiece.

I came up with a different recipe by adding a few more ingredients and removing a few as well to support my healthier lifestyle at the time. Not knowing it was going to taste better than the dish I was challenged to make! This was mind-blowing so I started making my delicious Crab Pies for my family for the past 8 years for the holiday seasons.

It not only blew my mind but my family’s as well. For years my family and friends encourage me to introduce my savory crab pie to the world. I was a little uncertain about moving forward so I reach out to one of my mentors to get his advice and to let him try a sample of the Crab Pie.

He couldn’t believe the magnificent taste of my creation. He was blown away just like my family and friends were. My mentor encouraging words and belief in me sealed the deal for me. So I started participating in vendor events and farmer’s markets to promote my Crab Pies.

And now here we are today… Coastal Cuisine Crab Pie!

I’m sure you wouldn’t say it’s been obstacle free, but so far would you say the journey has been a fairly smooth road?
It started off smoothly until the inflation of food costs started to skyrocket as well as crab meat shortages

I had to increase the sales price of the crab pies which slowed down business for a moment. I was unable to offer a smaller size crab pie due to cost and profits.

I wanted to offer an affordable pie to support the needs of smaller families but that was not possible anymore.

As you know, we’re big fans of you and your work. For our readers who might not be as familiar what can you tell them about what you do?
I’m employed with CCSD as a Food and Nutrition Manager for 7 and half years. I’m also a training manager for CCSD. I’ve been employed with CCSD as a Food and Nutrition Service Manager for 7 and half years. I’m also a training manager for CCSD. I have been working in the food service industry for 21 years. Working 14 years in management during my 21 year journey in this industry. My first job in this great industry was at Piggly Wiggly on James Island as a Deli Clerk. That’s all I want to change. Thank you and I look forward to hearing from you.

I love working with people and I love cooking. I love to see my employees and trainees become leaders. I get great joy from seeing people successful after training. I especially love working with kids. I love making sure their lunch meals are hot and tasty. It gives me joy to hear the kids complement their meals.

I’m all about the great presentation on anything I do and setting an example for high expectations. I love what I do and I take pride in what I do. That’s what set me apart along with my great customer service.

If you had to, what characteristic of yours would you give the most credit to?
I’m a likable and loving person. I have a great personality and I know how to connect with people. I take pride in what I do. I like to have fun but the most important characteristic of my success is that I’m organized and a go-getter.

Pricing:

  • Crab Pie..35.00
  • Crab pie w/shrimp 40.00
  • Coastal Crab Cupcakes
  • 6.00 a piece or 2 for 12.00

Contact Info:

  • Instagram: @coastalcuisinecrabpies
  • Facebook: @coastalcuisinecrabpies

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