Ongoing business partnerships are the backbone of the CAPS experience for students and The Tamale Kitchen provides a model example. Tamale Kitchen founder Becky Gripp began partnering with Global Business students 5+ years ago. That relationship expanded to include design and now engineering students. This semester students have had the opportunity to watch The Tamale Kitchen transform from a nonprofit to a profit-for-a-purpose business model.
Students recently spent 230 hours to help jumpstart The Tamale Kitchen’s growth. Over the course of the partnership, students have contributed logos, aprons and volunteered to help The Tamale Kitchen at various events. This semester Global Business students divided into teams to research business topics for The Tamale Kitchen ranging from food truck regulations and best practices to social media strategy and new product launches. Click here to learn more about the partnership.