Today we’d like to introduce you to Amanda Mobley and Stephanie Greenwood.
Amanda and Stephanie, please share your story with us.
Stephanie and I started Sixty6 + Co. together last year. It was a random idea that came to fruition very quickly.
In passing one day, I asked Stephanie if she would want to start a dessert business together, using a vintage camper as our platform. To my surprise, she said, “YES!” without hesitation, so the hunt began for a vintage camper.
Every day I would search Craigslist and eBay for the one that felt right. About a week into our search, this poor little gutted 1966 Aladdin camper was posted. It was half white/half turquoise, and the inside was literally down to studs.
For some reason, we immediately fell in love! Neither of us had any idea what we were doing, but we knew this little hunk of junk was pulling on our heartstrings. Two days later, we purchased the camper and hauled it to Dent Unlimited in Ben Wheeler, TX for a makeover.
John Dent is a rock star that refurbishes vintage campers and trailers. He made our vision come to life! We wanted to add our own finishing touches on the camper, so John got her about 75% complete, and we conquered the rest.
Everyone says you have to name your camper, just like you have to name your boat. We named her Patricia, after our spirit animal, Patricia Altschul from Bravo’s Southern Charm.
We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc. – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
Both of us are culinary school graduates. We’ve worked long hours in hot kitchens, starting from the ground up. We’ve definitely paid our dues (and some school loans).
Because it’s still such a male driven industry, women really do have to work twice as hard to get up the food chain, pun intended!
We’re both extremely proud of how hard we’ve worked for our careers.
Stephanie knew from the beginning that she wanted to be a Food Stylist. Now, she’s one of the top, most sought after Food Stylists in Dallas.
I’ve dabbled in a few different culinary ventures, but I’ve always come back to baking and cake decorating. It’s what I’m the most passionate about and I enjoy everything about it!
We’ve been so blessed to have a great network of like-minded people rooting for us. We’re continuously supported and encouraged by our friends and colleagues.
Our advice is to always surround yourself with people who have the same drive and ambition as you. Cut the negativity out of your life, because it will eventually hold you back from meeting your goals. We’ve been networking with lady bosses from all different fields of work, like photographers, florists, event planners, even hair stylists! It‘s amazing to have the support from other women who understand the difficulties we all face as business owners. Find your #girlgang and keep them close!
So let’s switch gears a bit and go into Sixty6 + Co. story. Tell us more about the business.
Obviously, Patricia is the first thing you’ll notice when you see Sixty6 + Co. out and about, She’s our leading lady and one of a kind! She’s the perfect backdrop for our fun desserts. We put in countless hours of hard work to get Patricia ready for her big debut, and we’re so proud of how she turned out!
Ideally, we want to cater more for private events, like weddings and corporate parties. However, we’re totally open to setting up at some festivals and events around town like a food truck would.
Cake, cupcakes, cake donuts (a.k.a. “Doughcakes”), French macarons, mini pies, and mocktails are just a few items on the menu!
We have a brunch option as well. We’ll serve mini quiche, tea sandwiches, mini crudité, and biscuits + jam. We also offer bartending services, however, we can’t technically sell alcohol, so the booze must be provided for any cocktails.
Looking back on your childhood, what experiences do you feel played an important role in shaping the person you grew up to be?
Absolutely! Stephanie and I both had a childhood centered around food. Our families are from the South, and if there’s one thing our Grandmothers and Mothers know how to do, it’s cook.
Sundays were spent in the kitchen, making lunch and dinner for the masses. Aunts, Uncles, cousins, neighbors, even strangers off of the street were invited over, and everyone had a seat at the table.
Having this close bond with the women in our family definitely ignited a passion for food in each of us.
Both of our mothers are business owners as well. We were raised by Mom Bosses who lead great examples of how to run a successful business.
We love the quote “Behind every successful woman is a tribe of other successful women, who have her back”. Nothing could be more accurate!
- Our basic party package starts at $966 for 100 people. That includes our basic set-up, 150 cupcakes, and a 1-tier cake
- We have an à la carte list of items that can be added on. Additional cake tiers, Doughcakes, French macarons, and mini pies are a few examples
- Our Brunch set-up is $35 per person
- Website: sixty6andco.com
- Phone: 817-319-1449
- Email: email@example.com
- Instagram: @sixty6andco
- Facebook: facebook.com/sixty6andco