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Meet Trailblazer Ashley Frederick and Charlotte Kirven

Today we’d like to introduce you to Ashley Frederick and Charlotte Kirven.

Ashley and Charlotte, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.
We have been great friends for years and both share a love for food. Both of us grew up cooking with our mothers and grandmothers who are great cooks. As our family members are aging, we realized that they will soon pass the torch and we needed to preserve tradition. As native southerners, we know that in the south, sharing food is a way of showing love. Most of us, if we don’t have anything else to give, we can share food. Our mission is to bring people back together around the dinner table and making home-cooked meals.

Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
Both of us work a 9-5, so it is important that we prioritize our time. We work on our business any free moment we have and schedule everything in advance. Sundays are dedicated to cooking/creating new recipes. Our advice to anyone starting their journey is to be consistent, don’t give up, create a support system and ask for help when you need it.

Alright – so let’s talk business. Tell us about Kultural Kreations – what should we know?
We create a variety of recipes from southern cuisine, desserts, pasta, air fryer recipes, you name it! We believe that good food doesn’t have to be overcomplicated so we try to make our recipes as quick and easy as possible.

So much of the media coverage is focused on the challenges facing women today, but what about the opportunities? Do you feel there are any opportunities that women are particularly well positioned for?
There are more opportunities now more than ever. And where there isn’t one, make one.
Sometimes, we have to think outside of the traditional working environment. With the online world, opportunities are limitless. Sometimes, you just have to go for it and see what happens.


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All photographs were taken by Ashley Frederick and Charlotte Kirven of Kultural Kreations

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