Finding Female Founders: Liza Atkinson Presents Nosh and Gather

By Jordyn DiOrio

In a normally robust ModernWell co-working space, there is an intimate setting of female founders and businesswomen chatting amongst an elegant display of delicious bites and prosecco. From vibrant tomato salads, flavor packed vegetarian finger sandwiches to delicious sweet and salty cookies, the soft launch of Liza Atkinson’s new company Nosh and Gather is off to a tasty start.

The Business Women’s Circle (BWC) offered a members-only social hour in support of Liza’s newest venture on a Wednesday evening. Liza shared with fellow BWC members her kitchen origin story. Her grandparents were cooks in the army. She grew up in Wisconsin where the meals made at home went beyond the average hot dish. For more than a decade, she has been part of a gourmet cooking club that gathers each month for a themed dinner party. The rich history of foodies in her family and her own love of food has driven her passion for bringing people together for a delicious meal.

Nosh and Gather is a company of two parts. Part one is a secret pop-up dinner party. Guests will eat a top-notch course with strangers. The location details are not revealed until a few days before the event. This concept is popular on the West Coast and Liza believes there’s an appetite for this in Minnesota. She recommends this event for those who enjoy traveling and meeting new people.

The second part of her company is Nosh to Go, a meal delivery service for busy couples and parents. She designs meals each week and delivers to families around the Twin Cities. Liza cannot keep up with the demand. Both Nosh and Gather’s pop-up dinner party and meal delivery services have waitlists.

To learn more about her business, visit NoshAndGather.com.

About the author: Jordyn DiOrio is a designer with a passion for business who believes in empowering those around her. She founded her successful company, MEND Jewelry, in 2017. Her natural abilities to connect and collaborate led her to My Founder Story, where she focuses on elevating the organization’s community of female founders. 

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