Lydia Schloss, a native of New York, moved to Atlanta with her husband Rabbi Norman in 1977. Her love of food and catering community events over the years has led her to opening her own store offering kosher products that have not been available in Atlanta. Being able to partner with Jodi and Tzippy has allowed her to expand the business to include catering. If you don’t find Lydia at The Spicy Peach, chances are you will find her with her children and grandchildren.
My first job out of school was working for my grandfather. He showed me customer service- give your customers a joke/story, a cup of coffee and a cookie, and learn what products that they like to buy. Make them feel valued and they will keep coming back.
I have always liked to eat and cook. I got my 2nd start owning a popular natural foods store for 15 years. Return To Eden gave me my introduction into natural foods and the retail grocery business. The store was a dream job- selling good products to good people. I eventually sold the store to move on to my next opportunity.
Over the years, my Jewish life evolved and kosher products took precedence. I was intrigued by the hunt of finding exciting and exotic kosher groceries to satisfy our local kosher palettes. I started an online kosher cheese store with a friend, The Chosen Knish. Cheese became my specialty. As "The Knish" grew out of my garage, so did the needs of our Atlanta community.
Which led me to my next startup. Mix a fantastic mother/daughter team, a growing candy business, a cheese start up, and a girl with fabulous customer service skills, in Atlanta, Ga., which was in desperate need of a kosher specialty market, and 1 1/2 years later, voila- The Spicy Peach was born.
Tzippy born and raised in Atlanta has always enjoyed cooking and searching for that special recipe. After her marriage to Shalom Teller she moved to Teaneck, New Jersey for a few years. She returned to Atlanta in 2009 with her family. Searching in Atlanta for the ingredients that she was used to finding in New Jersey, she joined up with her mother, Lydia, and Jodi to open The Spicy Peach.
Tzippy has been busy handling all the marketing aspects of the business, being sure to notify our customers when our new shipments arrive. Tzippy will most likely be the first person you meet when you walk into The Spicy Peach, so be sure to say HI!