“Truthfully I couldn’t think about working with anybody else.”
-Valencia Mitchell, proprietor, Sugar Cubed Pastry Lab, about her good friend Paula Tromp, proprietor of Comfortable Soul Vegan and Natural Meals
Paula Tromp and Valencia Mitchell watched one another get interviewed and acted like siblings – laughing and joking and teasing – at an out of doors patio in downtown Bradenton.
Mitchell and her husband Willie personal Sugar Cubed Pastry Lab.
Contained in the candy deal with cease — a seat on the desk for vegan meals.
Paula’s enterprise? Comfortable Soul Vegan and Natural Meals.
What does that imply? It means fried rooster sandwiches AND past burgers.
How did this occur?
“We grew up in the identical neighborhood. And we had been mates,” Mitchell mentioned. “For us to reignite that friendship and it has been like the most effective factor ever.”
Paula moved in to share the house in December of 2019.
She’d stop her job within the veterinarian area and took the plunge into her aspect gig- Chef. They laughed loads concerning the struggles.
“We’re working collectively, supporting one another emotionally, financially, no matter it takes,” mentioned Tromp.
Tromp says Mitchell’s smile provides her energy.
“My smile is as a result of I do not know the way to not smile, truthfully,” mentioned Mitchell.
Mitchell thinks her smile is perhaps Tromp’s espresso since she doesn’t drink it.
“And it is infectious and it continues to maintain my soul blissful so I will help others preserve their soul blissful,” Tromp mentioned.