With her eye on the Philadelphia Premium Outlets in Limerick, a former Valley Forge Military Academy special events director is making a name for herself and making a little dough in the process.
Charisse McGill serves up French Toast daily at Dilworth Park’s “Made in Philadelphia” holiday market, writes Allison Steele for philly.com.
French toast is a dish made of bread soaked in eggs and milk, then fried.
McGill, 37, worked as director of special events at Valley Forge Military Academy and College, but now she is betting on the business she started this year, and hoping to make a lot of dough out of a lot of … dough.
After she left her job at Valley Forge Military Academy, she set up shop outside City Hall, and was selling about $1,000 worth of French toast a day. McGill will move into a kiosk at the Philadelphia Premium Outlets shopping mall in Montgomery County if all goes to plan.
McGill, a longtime manager of the Lansdale Farmers Market, is a Pittsburgh native and graduate of Temple University’s hospitality program. She taught classes at Montgomery County Community College and is currently getting an MBA in food marketing at St. Joseph’s University.
Her company’s name, Lokal Artisan Foods was based on everything she has learned about open-air food markets, according to the story.
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