We had the good fortune of connecting with Emtesha Newble and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Emtesha, what role has risk played in your life or career?
I would have never considered myself a risk-taker. I think by most accounts my family and friends would categorize me as consistent and predictable. All of that changed on October 26, 2018. I walked away from my corporate job and decided to grow and build my business full-time. I left behind a consistent salary , with 401K, benefits, and a host of incentives to bake cookies. It was the best decision that I could have ever made because not only did it allow me the opportunity to grow my business in a real way but it also gave me the opportunity to chase my dreams.

Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
Head Chemist, Creator of the Baked Chemistry Gourmet Take and Bake Cookies and cinnamon rolls. We have also launched a new Gourmet Cookie Mix ready for release in February 2021. We believe in Elevating our Customer’s Experience of Familiar Favorites at home.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
There is so much to eat, see, and explore in Phoenix. I have so many favorites. I would definetly encourage a stop at, Highball formerly the Sidebar for some amazing craft cocktails and small bites designed to easily be a perfect pairing with any of their cocktails. Atmosphere is everything and when the meal is great it makes for a perfect night. My Husband and I love exploring great food and have had some of our best dinners at small local owned restaurants. One that comes to mind is, Chelsea’s Kitchen their seafood Paella is my absolute favorite. You can’t come to Arizona without a hike! I absolutely love hiking in the West Valley and have hiked at Skyline Park, and White Tank Mountains. You must end your Sunday funday with a visit to the Vig at Filmore.

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
My amazing husband! Without his support, encouragement, and real conversations I am not sure that I would have tough enough skin to continue on this journey.

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Image Credits
Kina Henley Danzeisen Dairy Payson creamery store

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