We are so grateful to Too Haute Cowgirls for joining us in connecting with others by presenting gifts to our guests at our first Aspen Business Connect event on March 29th at The Marble Bar Aspen (the event has reached full capacity). If you reserved your spot, you will be going home with a delicious bag of Fistful of Fleur de Sel™, Butter toffee caramel corn coated with Guittard dark chocolate and tossed with fine sea salt and toffee or Blisters on my Buttercrunch™ – Butter toffee caramel corn with premium mixed nuts.
Too Haute Cowgirls Popcorn was founded in the Roaring Fork Valley in 2009 by Deanna Liebl and Amy Tarrant. It was a natural offshoot to Deanna’s successful Aspen wedding cake business, and was originally created for her bridal clients. With their shared love of popcorn and the desire to create a fulfilling and successful business, Too Haute Cowgirls was born with a spirit of fierce independence. They quickly discovered that it wasn’t only brides who wanted these sweet creations after a public introduction at the Colorado Governor’s Residence in late 2009. Since those early days, they’ve been supplying specialty retailers, fine hotels, catalogs, corporations, event planners, and brides with unique treats ever since.
Deanna was trained at CIA in New York and chocolate was her art. Amy graduated from the University of Kansas Journalism School and years later attended what is now the Escoffier Culinary School in Boulder, Colorado.
With roots in Colorado and California Amy continues to lead the company into a new era with a mission to help individuals with barriers to employment become self sufficient through partnerships with The Bread Project (California) and the Women’s Bean Project (Colorado). Giving back means so much more to Tarrant than just donations. Since Liebl’s passing in late 2016, she’s refocused the company strategy to be truly mission-driven. With The Bread Project, she sits on the advisory board and stepped into the Interim Executive Director position during a recent leadership transition. Too Haute Cowgirls hires The Bread Project and graduates to fulfill orders and be a true operational partner with her. “It’s the best way I know how to honor Deanna’s legacy and feel genuinely connected to my global community. The Bread Project and Women’s Bean Project are supporting individuals who are recently incarcerated, immigrants, and others who face significant barriers to employment, they gain skills training, essential life skills, confidence, and a healthy community with the shared goal of self sufficiency.”
Too Haute Cowgirls has recently partnered with Susan’s Flowers in Carbondale, its first ever customer in 2009! “I’m so excited to have a retail home with Susan’s. Now there is a permanent home for local, personal service when you want to stop in for a great popcorn gift,” says Tarrant.