At Katie's Pizza and Pasta, family is everything for chef and owner Katie Collier.
The restaurant would not have gotten off the ground without the support and push from her husband Ted and the help of generous donations through a Kickstarter campaign.
Katie's love of Italian food and cooking is thanks in large part to her mom who moved to Florence for work and Katie followed.
The introduction to the restaurant world comes from her aunt, restaurateur Zoe Robinson, who gave Katie her start in the business. And throughout this episode, you can hear how much Katie's dad played a role in shaping her life. He was her best friend, and his influence helps shape her live every day.
In this long-requested episode, we sat down at the Rock Hill location of the popular Italian restaurant to talk family, food, failure, and frozen pizza. Katie shares the ups and downs of her career and the big dreams for the future.