Mama Cocoa's Delights
Tell us about your business.Winner of Food Networks Sweet Genius, Winner of Bowie’s Small Business of the Year, and a feature on Foodies DC, Mama Cocoa's Delights owner, Pastry Chef Tamarra Thomas, has definitely found her Dulce Vida. Mama Cocoa’s Delights, is an artisan candy shop located in Bowie, Maryland. It is here that Chef Tamarra uses her creativity and knowledge to produce amazing sweet treats. Making all of the delights by hand, using only natural ingredients, the attention to detail and quest for delightful perfection has gained Mama Cocoa's Delights a loyal following across the country and even in the US Senate! Chef Tamarra plans on continuing to grow Mama Cocoa’s Delights. Staying on the path that has led to her many successes. She is also is hoping to inspire other to pursue their culinary dreams.
What makes your business stand out?Mama Cocoa's Delights is unique in the fact that we are a full service artisan candy shop. If it can be handmade, we can make it. Often confectioners, offer only chocolates or a single type of candy. Mama Cocoa's Delights offers, chocolates, toffees, brittles, caramels, marshmallows and lollipops! We can even customize any candy to satisfy your cravings.
What's the best business advice you've received?My parents are both retired military. In the Army there is a saying "Drive on solider, drive on!" It doesn't matter whats going on as long as you continue to "drive on". This advice has helped me stay motivated and keep pushing forward. Even when things get challenging I'm still "driving on!"
Mark Your Calendar
NOMINATIONS ENDAug. 31, 2015
Final day for entering the Audience Choice Award competition.
VOTING BEGINSSep. 21, 2015
Vote for your favorite makers.Check out the Finalists
WINNERS ANNOUNCEDOct. 23, 2015
2015 Editors' Award Winners and Audience Choice Winner announced.See past Award Winners
AMERICAN MADE SUMMITNov. 7, 2015
Don’t miss our networking event and maker lecture series in New York City. Tickets are available now.Discover the American Made Summit