After cooking at her family's restaurant for 20 years, Nina Wong struck out on her own with Chin Dian Café in 2005. Her new restaurant swiftly accumulated loyal fans, who'd crowd the dining room
ordering their favorites and sampling dish after dish. And while it's not uncommon for diners to request to-go bags for their leftovers, at Chin Dian Café, servers started reporting something unexpected: customers wanted to take home bottles upon bottles of Chef Wong's sauces. Her signature ginger syrup got raves, her black stir-fry sauce was applauded, and her dumpling sauce was poured into handbags by the spoonful.
Chef Wong heard their enthusiasm—and answered it by creating her own line of syrups and sauces. But the more ambitious home chefs among her fan base were still not satisfied and
wanted to learn her recipes. That's how she came to open Nina Wong Cooking Studio, where she now teaches enrollees to craft spring rolls and other dishes in her hands-on classes.
Kitchen Window, much like an extravagant meal, is the product of combining simple ingredients with elaborate culinary techniques. The original store was no more than 1,200 square feet, containing a small demonstration kitchen and modest, yet high-quality, collection of kitchen utensils. The staff's dedication to their craft brought customers through the doors, and as word grew of the shop, so too did its offerings; small demonstrations became cooking classes and the stock of cooking equipment grew. Today, Kitchen Window spans 20,000 square feet of space, which contains not only 16,000 products and two cooking-demo stations, but also an outdoor classroom with more than 20 grills where students can practice preparing steak and marshmallows. Instructors inside the cooking school lead dozens of culinary sessions, from basic knife-skills classes to deep-dish baking sessions and grilling expos.
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
Live Aloha is the Twin Cities premier provider of experience, education and trainings. This interactive workshop is the culmination of Live Aloha’s most powerful foundational teachings delivered in a fun, relaxing environment.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
We’re on mission is to inspire and empower others to start living from the heart of them selves. Our core beliefs are based on universal truths and as a company we strive to embody what we teach. Erin and Brian have been featured contributors numerous times on Oprah Winfrey’s Life Class.
What do you love most about your job?
The art of creating a vision board is probably one of the most valuable visualization tools one will ever use. With just a mustard seed of faith – we’ve seen people move mountains and lives transformed. The highest honor has been to watch what was once a lost dream - become reality. #2livealoha
What is the best reaction you've ever gotten from a customer?
Hearing that they have manifested things into their life they never dreamed possible before creating a vision board and attending our class.
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Little did Arthur Murray know when he opened the Arthur Murray Dance Studio in 1912 that it would play an integral part in history. It was a dance studio that helped revolutionize direct mail advertising and led Murray to be the first person in the world to broadcast live dance music on the radio. By the 1930s, he had his instructors teaching new dances including “The Big Apple,” followed by the “Teeny Banana” on first-class steamship cruises. His instructors moved from steamships to big screens, teaching actors dance moves and starring in such films as Dirty Dancing and Saturday Night Fever. By then, the studio had inspired the hit song “Arthur Murray Taught Me Dancing In A Hurry” by Betty Hutton and the Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra. Today, the studio’s name appears on the pages of Vogue, Martha Stewart Wedding, and Sports Illustrated.
Aside from remaining a presence in media and cities around the world, the Arthur Murray Dance Studio gets feet moving by teaching popular dances that include the cha-cha, fox trot, salsa, samba, and swing. The studio instructs on a variety of dances that help people look cool at bar mitzvahs, nightclubs, crosswalks, and anywhere dance is popular.:m]]
When Mercedes Austin sees a piece of artwork, her imagination immediately breaks it down into pixels and rebuilds it as a tile mosaic. Recently, she executed this process by making a mosaic of a wall mural: She fabricated jagged tiles, arranged them to resemble the original, and grouted the piece together. The resulting mosaic speaks to her intuition as an artist, and also to the years she’s spent honing the craft.
At Mercury Mosaics’ studio, Mercedes and a team of “tile elves” share their passion in two ways: through mosaic classes and custom installations. Classes explore all facets of mosaic creation, from cutting and gluing to grouting tiles into a pattern that resembles a real-life object or fuzzy television screen. Installations, which are fully customized to the client’s specifications, add a distinctive flair to commonly tiled areas such as bathrooms, backsplashes, and fireplaces.