Steve's Gourmet Olives is owned by husband & wife team Steve & Susan Dodd. This Tampa-based business specializes in wine & craft beer infused olives and Bloody Mary mixes. Steve is an engineer at MacDill Airforce Base by day. He began marinating olives for his own recipes over 15 years ago, they were never spicy enough. He has used everything from ghost peppers to scorpion peppers to wasabi. He finally chose the habanero, a pepper that has both heat & delicious flavor that grows plentiful in the garden of their West Tampa home. Susan has an MBA in marketing and sales and worked for Procter & Gamble for 15 years.

The first jars were created as gifts for Susan's clients, who began ordering them in quantity. The business began
as a fun way to fuel their interest in good food & wine on top of 2 demanding careers. Their first account was the neighborhood ABC Fine Wines in Carrollwood. With the help of ABC and the many network groups like Working Women of Tampa BayKrewe of Pandora, and Tampa Bay Parrot Heads  their business grew. Susan now works the business full time. They have added Bloody Mary mixes and several new retailers. Keep your eyes open for new products and changes to the company coming soon. Thanks for your interest in Steve's Gourmet Olives. Cheers!

Susan & Steve Dodd

P.S. In their free time, Susan & Steve enjoy running, biking and photography. They can be found wandering the Upper Tampa Bay Trail with camera in hand, which is where they originally met in 2007. Feel free to follow Steve's photography on Instagram. His handle is @swdoddsw.