Over the past decade, Ashley Christensen has made her mark on Raleigh through fine dining experiences that evoke a sense of comfort and community. She continues to use her platform as a local restaurateur to foster a food community and to convey the importance of farmers and hospitality workers to the public.
Grace Stocker of Cary left her job as an engineer when her second child was born. As a stay-at-home mom, she decided to launch a chocolate making business. Chocolat Grace, an online chocolate retailer that is only a year old, has already won international awards.