At PeKu we work with an assortment of specialists who provide knowledge in their area of expertise. On Think Tasty we work with two- Elizabeth Skipper, a personal chef, and BnB Finder, which provides us with a weekly recipe from one of their bed and breakfasts. We began working with BnB Finder in February of 2012 on a monthly basis. Their recipes proved to be so popular that we changed to the weekly format in January 2013. We have published 112 delicious BnB recipes and look forward to many more.
I was able to speak with Mary White, CEO of BnB Finder.
MPK: Our readers know you as “BnB Finder”. How many bed and breakfasts are in your business/family/group?
MW: Approximately 2,000
MPK: Where are your bed and breakfasts located? All over the US? Beyond?
MW: We are worldwide with the majority in North America, primarily in the US.
MPK: You have such a wide array of recipes, from sweet treats to savory side dishes. Do you have a favorite?
MW: WOW, I don’t think you could have asked a harder question. If I have to pick, I think it would be Brownies on Steroids at the Andon-Reid Inn in Waynesveille, NC. (Click here for the recipe.)
MPK: What is the best part of your role as the CEO of BnB Finder?
MW: I enjoy many aspects of my role including helping innkeepers, small business owners like myself, to make their businesses more successful. However, I think my favorite part is spreading the word through the site and interviews about the unique features bed & breakfasts offer, and then hearing stories of wonderful guest experiences when they stay at a B&B for the first time.
MPK: What fun fact would our readers be surprised to learn about BnB Finder?
MW: Perhaps what the site looked like when it launched in July of 1999. I’ve attached a screen shot. The Internet has come a LONG way!