Cúrate announces new CEO, Susan Aplin

Co-founders Katie Button and Felix Meana announced the change in leadership.

Susan Aplin, Katie Button, and Felix Meana gathered around a table together drinking coffee.

Susan Aplin joins the Cúrate family as CEO.

Photo via Cúrate

Time to dish out some big news. Cúrate, the James Beard Award-winning restaurant, online marketplace, and culinary tour group has a new CEO. Co-founders Katie Button and Felix Meana announced through an Instagram post that Susan Aplin has taken over the role previously held by Button.

Aplin has experience in the gourmet food industry through large companies like Williams Sonoma and, more recently, by serving as co-CEO of Asheville’s own Poppy Handcrafted Popcorn.

After opening both Cúrate and La Bodega, filming the Magnolia Network original series “From the Source,” writing a cookbook, and even cooking a White House state dinner, Button shared, “I’m thrilled to be able to spend a bit more time on what I love — cooking.” But to add to the excitement, the chef also mentioned that she’s working on another cookbook, which we couldn’t be more eager to read.

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