At one time or another in our lifetime, we are fortunate to have met a special person who has touched our heart and lives. Linda Baldwin, owner of Events By Amore is one of these people!
Linda is a highly trained professional with over 20 years experience in fine dining restaurants, catering and hospitality with certifications and CEU from various institutions as well as a designation from NACE as a Certified Catering Executive.
The Amore legacy started with four local entrepreneurs who originally started Amore in 1996. Linda and her husband Pat began with them and eventually took over the business as their own. They expanded the company to include event planning and in August of 2010, they created Amore To-Go, their healthy lifestyle restaurant.
Linda and Pat have a true passion for food; they create magic, on a personal level! They do this with passion and love, something you can taste in each bite!
Setting the bar high for quality food for a wedding, a private dinner party, charity gala or one of their pre-packaged ultra healthy menu items is always their #1 priority!
Panache Vue’ Magazine wanted to know what Linda feels sets Amore apart from the competition, her answer is quite simple.
“Yeah, we think we’re pretty special. No, we’re not conceited; we’re just really good at what we do. Amore is all about a fresh approach. For instance, our healthy meals are gluten free, contain no white flour, or processed starches. Also, unique about our lifestyle menu is the way we combine carbohydrates with soluble fiber to help your body absorb carbs over time thus lessening the chance of blood sugar spikes which may also cause cravings and entice in between meal un-healthy choice”.
Amore was certified “green friendly” in 2009 by My Florida Green Council. Their produce is purchased locally and organic as often as possible. Amore’s long term goal is to operate a full service catering and Event Company from their current location, a catering take out business, a health conscious grab and go style business, and establish a wholesale product line to sell to the assisted living establishments!
Linda feels she owes her success to the strong work ethic she received from her parents, Dr. Guggino and his son Joseph Guggino, her original partners. Also, her loving husband Pat, who always has her back and is at her side, day in and day out. But most importantly to God, who always answers her prayers in the way she needs them answered. Three words that best describe Linda, Pat and Amore are Strong, Ethical and Passionate!