By Carlie Kollath/NEMS Daily Journal
TUPELO – Home Chef Market is now family owned.
Lizzette Van Osten bought out her business partner last month and is the sole owner of the gourmet grocery business.
Van Osten’s brother, Danny Duran, has relocated from California to manage the store, which opened last year in Crye-Leike Plaza on North Gloster Street.
The store has a butcher and emphasizes specialty meat, seafood, cheese, beer, sauces and other food items.
Van Osten said she’s recently added about 10 local vendors, including Isis Gardens, Janet’s Herbs, Native Son, Cherry Creek Orchards, Madris Farms and Memory Orchard. The store also has monthly cooking classes. Plus, it offers free samples every Saturday around lunch.
The store’s hours have changed, too. Home Chef Market is open Monday through Wednesday from noon to 6 p.m. and Thursday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.