We had the good fortune of connecting with Alex Plavin and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Alex, what led you to pursuing a creative path professionally?
My charcuterie business, Charcuterie Chick evolved from an initial love for food & entertaining. It started off as an Instagram page and hobby, but grew into a business when I realized that I was in a unique position to explore my creative side while also serving the Atlanta community.
I decided to grow and pursue Charcuterie Chick because of the opportunity to connect the people I love but also take part in special moments in other people’s lives. To me, this business is a form of artistic expression and a representation of my love for food, my entrepreneurial spirit, and my extroverted self.
It’s incredibly rewarding to personally connect with customers and other small businesses along the way.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
Established in 2020, Charcuterie Chick LLC serves the Atlanta community with charcuterie & cheese boards made with seasonal ingredients, unique combinations, and quality accoutrements. Charcuterie Chick LLC also offers virtual workshops, in-person workshops, a digital e-book (with tips & tricks), food styling, and gift cards.
Charcuterie Chick has been mentioned, featured, or recognized in local publications like Atlanta Eats, Yelp Atlanta, and Good Day Atlanta. In addition to serving the Atlanta community, she’s been able to partner with national brands for food styling work such as Mini Bar delivery, Mionetto Prosecco, Flying Embers, and more.
Alex is most proud of the opportunity to collaborate with other local businesses for styled shoots and other unique partnerships. Alex looks forward to continuing to grow this business and expanding more into corporate events/workshops.
While the journey of being an entrepreneur and female business owner is challenging at times, she is forever grateful for her strong support system and personal drive to keep moving forward.
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?
The best place for Breakfast/Brunch: Buttermilk Kitchen or General Muir Best “fine dining” spot: The Chastain
Last meal on earth: Rumi’s Kitchen
Best date night: Iberian Pig
Visit: Ponce City Market or The Works ATL
Drink: St. Julep rooftop bar or Urban Tree Cidery (West Midtown)
Hang out: Chastain Park or Beltline
Explore: Atlanta United Soccer game The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
There are so many people and experiences that come to mind when I think about this past year of growth and starting a business.
Firstly, my family has been my biggest supporters and cheerleaders. Without my parents, brother, and extended family, I wouldn’t have started this business nor had the confidence to do so.
Secondly, my closest friends. I have some very special friends to thank (you know who you are) for keeping me grounded and focused along the way. My friend Arden (of Let’s Be Frank) started a masks & clothing company around the same time that I started CC. Big thanks to Arden for being my sounding board throughout this crazy journey.
All taken by Alex (from Charcuterie Chick)