Chef Mavis Linnemann-Clark founded The Delish Dish and Made By Mavis to bring her passion for gourmet food, global flavors, and knack for Southern hospitality and events to Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky.

As a young girl, Mavis worked in bakeries, candy stores and coffee shops, all the while improving her baking skills at home with chocolate mousses and layer cakes.

Later, Mavis studied magazine journalism at Syracuse University in New York and in Florence, Italy. After graduation, she fell in love with cooking while living in Philadelphia near the historic Italian Market. When she wasn’t cooking, she traveled, visiting five continents and taking cooking classes in Umbria, Italy.

In 2008, she moved to Chicago, and began hosting dinner parties to make new friends. In 2010, she enrolled at Kendall College. At Kendall, Mavis was classically trained in French technique and participated in a Mexican Master Class with renowned Mexican chefs. In 2011, she graduated with a certificate in Catering and Personal Chef.

Not long after, she moved back home to Northern Kentucky, married the man of her dreams, and established The Delish Dish in 2012 to bring globally inspired dishes and artisan jams to her hometown.

How SCORE Helped: 

In 2013, Mavis Linnemann-Clark was a finalist in the spring class of Bad Girl Ventures. It was at this time that she requested that her SCORE mentor, Carlin Stamm, continue his mentorship with her.  While they have been working together, she joined the Northern Kentucky Incubator Kitchen and launched her artisan jam line, Made by Mavis.

Carlin has found that Mavis has a great combination of talent, training and a passion for her business. She has successfully made the transition from start up to managing an ongoing business and has built a strong team of loyal employees.

Since her start-up in 2012, Mavis has increased her revenue 5 fold and is projecting her 2016 year over year growth to be 170%.  In 2015, Mavis was proud to be one of the faces of the Kroger Buys LocalCampaign, through the Kentucky Proud program.