Blaine woman opens gourmet kitchen store

Published on Wed, Nov 10, 2010 by By Tara Nelson

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Blaine resident Peg Cutting recently opened Tabletop Shoppe, offering local chocolates, gourmet and specialty foods and unique kitchen items in Loomis Hall at 288 Martin Street in Blaine.

Cutting, a resident artist at Loomis Hall and owner of Tabletop Gourmet Specialties Catering, brings more than 20 years of retail experience working for companies such as Starbuck’s, Eddie Bauer and Casual Corner and said she wants to bring that experience to customers in Blaine.

“I’ve been fortunate to work for companies that have taken customer service seriously, and I want to continue that vision with my store,” she said.

Inventory includes fun and unique cooking and kitchen accessories ranging from curved vegetable peelers to reusable lunch boxes, children’s nylon kitchen utensils designed for small hands and specialty bruschettas, flavored sea salts, pestos and marmalades.

“I’m trying to seek out fun and interesting tools and items that people really want while keeping the price points affordable,” she said. “I seek out companies that offer something unique or that makes them stand out as far as their commitment to quality.”
Such companies include BR Cohen flavored olive oils, Joseph Joseph cookware, Bella Cucina gourmet spreads and Bioplex health foods of Blaine.

Cutting said she will be offering gift basket making services and is hoping to get a wine-selling permit in time for the holiday season.

Tabletop Shoppe is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and can be reached by calling 360/603-4122.

For more information, visit www.tabletopgourmetspecialties.com.