Today we’d like to introduce you to Ashley Curry.
Ashley, we appreciate you taking the time to share your story with us today. Where does your story begin?
After my daughter Luna was born prematurely, I was inspired in every aspect of my life. Luna pushed me to be the best version of myself and to pursue my dreams and start my own business. I had been doing charcuterie platters for family events for a few years, however, nothing to the extent I am doing now. I enjoyed each one more and more and loved being creative. I saw on Instagram people had turned charcuterie into businesses and how the possibilities were endless.
I’m sure you wouldn’t say it’s been obstacle-free, but so far would you say the journey has been fairly smooth?
I have only been doing business since mid-February, and it has been a smooth road thus far, thankfully. I am grateful for fellow entrepreneurs who helped guide me through this new business.
Alright, so let’s switch gears a bit and talk business. What should we know about your work?
I make charcuterie boards, boxes, charcuterie cones, crudités and brie cakes! Charcuterie cones have been very popular due to the pandemic and allow people to eat their charcuterie serving and social distance if they choose. I do accommodate dietary preferences and restrictions. I have a lot of Vegan friends, so I make Vegan boards and pay attention to the smallest detail, even purchasing bee-free honey from a small business. I am most proud of myself for even starting this business and taking the risk. As a proud Marylander, I like to purchase items from local businesses for my boards and support them.
Can you share something surprising about yourself?
I am fluent in American Sign Language. I have some Deaf family members and went to school for Sign Language interpreting.
Headshots and first photo of charcuterie cones by Sy’Vone Murphy with January Skies