SCC Speaker Series Culinary Entrepreneur Kim Nelson

Article by: Cheri Anderson-Hucks | SCC
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Spartanburg Community College will host the First Citizens Professional Speakers Series at the Downtown Campus on Wednesday, January 30 featuring culinary arts entrepreneur, Kim Nelson. Designed to introduce students and community residents to local business professionals, Nelson will share her experiences in culinary arts and in starting her business, Daisy Cakes.

Kim learned to bake at the apron strings of her grandmothers and great aunt Daisy. She figured out early that her superpowers were unleashed in the kitchen and that her greatest happiness came from sharing her dessert creations with family and friends.

After more than 30 years in the food business, Kim, along with her Southern accent, has become a nationally recognized baker and speaker. Her first big television appearance came when she walked into ABC s Shark Tank and shared her Daisy Cakes with the sharks. Getting a deal with Barbara Corcoran has allowed her Daisy Cakes business to skyrocket. Kim continues to bake and ship her hand-sifted, made-from-scratch cakes to all 50 states.

Kim loves to meet fans and share a little cake love. She has been featured on Good Morning America, ABC News, 20/20, The Chew, QVC, Hallmark Channel s Home and Family, CNBC, and the Today Show. Her newest cookbook, Daisy Cakes Bakes is available everywhere.

Community residents are invited to attend the First Citizens Professional Speaker Series on Wednesday, January 30 from 12:00-1:00 pm in the Evans Academic Center auditorium at the SCC Downtown Campus. Parking is available in the adjacent Kennedy Street garage. Attendees should register online at the below link to purchase a $10 ticket, which includes a boxed lunch. Registration closes at 5:00 pm on Jan. 28.

Visit to Purchase Tickets: (general public/community) or
Register to Attend: (for students/faculty/staff, no charge to attend)

For more information about the event, contact Witney Fisher at (864) 592-4051 or

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