We had the good fortune of connecting with Kaye Dinero and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Kaye, how did you come up with the idea for your business?
When I started I Love Food ATL back in 2018, it was merely a collection of my adventures in trying new food. I have always been a foodie and when I moved to Atlanta, there were so many dope spots to visit.
After I started posting my food content, businesses started reaching out to me for promo. During the pandemic, I was able to help over 50 small restaurants and food trucks, just by keeping my audience updated on their Covid operating procedures.
What should our readers know about your business?
I Love Food Atlanta is Atlanta’s #1 Food Influencing Brand. A company I started from my passion for food. I began using my platform to showcase the amazing culinary creations in the metro Atlanta area. Once the pandemic hit, many businesses were put in a very challenging position, but the power of social media has it perks! I used my platform to connect small businesses with customers by posting their Covid operating updates daily!
One thing that sets me apart from other food bloggers, is my adventurous spirit. I will travel outside of “Mainstream Atlanta” to find amazing food! I converse with the staff, owners, and other patrons, I truly enjoy the dining experience. The passion I have for food, is felt through the content I create on social media.
The most challenging part about being a business owner, is knowing when it’s ok to take a break. I get so involved in my projects, I forget to take a little time to just sit back and read a book, or just sleep lol.
I want the world to know that I Love Food ATL is more than a Brand, it’s a Lifestyle! I registered my company as a non-profit because I believe helping others and giving back is an incredibly rewarding experience. In addition to trying new foods and promoting small businesses, I Love Food Atlanta Company curates monthly Business Seminars, to educate the community on topics aligned with Finance, Marketing, and Economics.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
Sunday’s are for Brunch and Bonfires. There are some amazing Brunch spots in Atlanta, my personal favorite is Toast on Lenox. Bonfire, best place to be each and every Sunday night, is the biggest collaboration of creatives, artists, food vendors, designers and more!
Monday – a Great day to bike ride along the belt line (if it’s not too cold), and grab some food from my favorite Caribbean spot, Fireside ATL.
Tuesday – Everyone knows Tuesdays are for Tacos, so check out my Taco Tuesday Highlights on Instagram for the best spots!
Wednesday – Let’s go East, Columbia Dr Decatur East, and grab some delicious plates from TasteBuddz ATL. Afterwards, taking a trip to Little Five Points is a vibe!
Thursday – Happy Hour at Views Bar ATL, home of the $4 Lamb Chops! The entire menu is bomb at Views, but the best deals are from 5p – 9p!
Friday – Freestyle Fridays, or this is a day I typically relax. I would vibe out under a tree at Sweet Water Creek, then hit Atlanta Food Truck Park for some Vegan eats.
Saturday – Round 2 of Food Trucks! Debo’s on the East Side and Triton on the west!
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I would like to dedicate this Shoutout to my Mother and Father, owners of K.L. Emerson Real Estate Holdings.
They have always provided the best example of leadership, etiquette, and humility. Growing up, I frequently expressed my elevated intelligence and I thought I knew everything! My parents made sure to serve me some much needed slices of humble pie lol. Throughout my journey as a corporate professional and business owner, my parents have been there to support me and promote my services to their own clientele. I would not be where I am today, without the strong foundation my parents laid at home.